Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sports Fix Flashback - UNLV and The Fixer

In 1991 UNLV basketball players from the 1990 championship team were linked to convicted sports fixer Richie "The Fixer" Perry.  The picture above shows the close relationship Perry had with those players.  Perry a basketball junkie and coach denied any wrong doing.  His involvement in a Boston College basketball point-shaving scandal and harness racing superfecta scandal in the 1970's along with his connections and insider sports information brought great scrutiny upon the UNLV team.  Inquiries into recruiting violations, insider information, giving money to players and access to coach Jerry Tarkanians own seats ultimately led to the coach resigning and Perry being put in the Nevada Black Book.

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