Sport: The Big Money (cont.)

Everybody, including the grafting, remorseful basketball players, agreed on one point: it is wrong to dump games. The soul-searching went on from there.

Said LeRoy Smith, arrested with two other members of the Long Island University Blackbirds for rigging seven games in Madison Square Garden: "I found myself sick of starting something I had never done before ... I couldn't eat ... You don't think of money . . . You think of all the people you will involve if you get caught . . . This wouldn't have happened if basketball had been kept on the campus ... It seems more...

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