Action News has learned that the ring could also be linked to former Philadelphia Flyer Mark Recchi - who now plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Janet Jones - who is the wife of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, and the ring could be tied to the crime family of Bruno Scarfo.
About a dozen current NHL players placed wagers, said Fuentes, who declined to identify them.
And we wondered why the Pens have looked so bad all year? I'll bet all these 12 are Edzo and players, and they fixed the games. I feel much better knowing the real reason for this disaster
Roenick name cleared during investigation By abigailJeremy Roenick, player with hockey team Philadelphia Flyers, has had his name cleared after suspicions that he might have been involved in bets involving his own sport or team. Roenick has been investigated as part of a wider investigation involving National Sports Consultants- a company that sold betting tips on sports to gamblers.
The company was raided in April of this year, and Roenick became involved after US federal agents saw his name on their list of clients. Although it is true that Roenick paid the firm around US$50,000 for information and tips on sports, it has been found that none of this information involved the sport he played. Mike Johnston who was involved with the investigation has announced that Ã¢â‚¬Å“He (Roenick) never became a target of the investigation, and we at no time developed any information that he was involved in any illegal activityÃ¢â‚¬ï¿¾.
While RoenickÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name is now publicly cleared, eleven employees of National Sports Consultants have pleaded guilty to federal gambling charges. The company became the object of investigation when it was suspected that they were falsely selling information regarding sports, and for allegedly taking pay offs from some offshore online casinos. The investigations that have taken place have confirmed these suspicions and now eleven employees have admitted guilt in selling information they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t actually possess.
PensInAz wrote:BCHill wrote:Roenick had been "investigated" for his involvement in a gambling operation a while back, and this article on what happened could shed light on the Recchi situation:
So, as long as Recchi's involvement is gambling only, and not hockey gambling, he's fine.
That is really good to know! Recchi takes a lot of dumping on, but I still like the guy. Met him once when they Flyers were playing at MSG, and he is a class act off the ice.
There goes any remaining hope for an arena. The Governor will cite this as but an examply why a NHL franchise should not be involved with gambling and the slots board will agree. The final nail?
Ironhorse wrote:There goes any remaining hope for an arena. The Governor will cite this as but an examply why a NHL franchise should not be involved with gambling and the slots board will agree. The final nail?
Scott wrote:In reality, it doesnt even matter if they are gambling on hockey, just as long as it isnt their own team/game that night.
What if they were betting on their own team to just win and cover? haha Technically, nothing wrong with that either.
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