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October 30, 2012

9 Charged with Gambling on Youth Football Games: Nine youth football coaches or associates in Florida are facing felony charges in connection with a system of rampant high-dollar gambling on little league football. Up to $100,000 was bet on championship games, said Broward County Det. Solomon Barnes.

posted by rcade to football at 01:10 PM - 6 comments

*There's* a sign you have a gambling problem. Oy.

posted by TheQatarian at 01:33 PM on October 30

As a fan of degenerates, I love this story.

posted by yerfatma at 04:37 PM on October 30

Since money is being made on them, shouldn't these kids be paid?

posted by rcade at 05:50 PM on October 30

Since money is being made on them, shouldn't these kids be paid?

I would have to venture that most of them are getting free room and board from their parents. If you think that basic rent plus meals (without even getting into clothing and other necessities and luxuries) would, at a minimum, be approximately $500 per month for 18 years, we are looking at fully loaded value to these kids of at least $108,000, and that is without adjusting for inflation. Therefore these kids are clearly already getting paid.

posted by holden at 06:39 PM on October 30

Since money is being made on them, shouldn't these kids be paid?

Or at least get some uniforms from Flo Rida.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:59 PM on October 30

Since money is being made on them, shouldn't these kids be paid?

I've heard that their league is looking into the abuse of extra pepperoni on the post-game pizzas. Shameful.

Does anyone know where I can get a bet down?

posted by Howard_T at 03:09 PM on October 31

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