Youth football gambling ring busted in South Florida
Nine youth football coaches in South Florida have been arrested for gambling on their pee wee football games, according to this report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
According to the paper, the nine coaches or assistants made illegal bets at a barbershop which served as a gambling front. Two of the coaches are accused of gambling on point spreads before the youth games.
Bets for the league’s championship game paid $100,000 (!!!!!!!!!!!) to the winner.
I’ve always thought and heard that youth football leagues are dirty – that’s where the real recruiting begins – but this crosses into a whole new realm of crazy.