Sport: The Fixer

A hood sings of point shaving

"I'm the Boston College basketball fixer. It was a day's pay, it was interesting and it gave me a nice feeling."

With those smug words, a small-time criminal with big Mob connections claimed that he pulled off a scheme to attempt to fix the scores of nine Boston College basketball games during the 1978-79 season. In a first-person account in last week's SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Henry Hill says he bribed three Boston College players, including Co-Captains Ernie Cobb and Jim Sweeney, to shave points so that Hill and his friends...

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