Ex-Toledo Football Star Pleads Guilty In Points-Shaving Scheme

(Detroit-WWJ) Former University of Toledo football player Quinton pleads guilty to conspiracy in U.S. District Court in Detroit, admitting he took bribes from a Detroit area gambler.

Broussard is the fourth member of the Rockets football and basketball teams to admit their involvment in a points-shaving scheme from 2004 through ’06.

Broussard said he gave  Ghazi “Gary” Manni inside information about the team in exchange for money, and said he got 500 dollars for intentionally fumbling in the 2005 GMAC Bowl against Texas-El Paso. Toledo won anyway, 45-13.

Later, outside the courtroom, Broussard told reporters he didn’t remember the incident and “You’ll have to go back to the film.”

Charges are pending against Manni, a second Detroit-area businessman, Mitchell “Ed” Karam, and three former Toledo basketball players.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press Contributed To This Story.)


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