FBI: Toledo player gambling investigations related

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An FBI spokeswoman says shaving allegations against a former University of Toledo basketball player are related to gambling charges filed last year against a former Toledo football player.

Sammy Villegas is accused of shaving points in games during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. The allegations by federal prosecutors became known last week.

Running back Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Junior was charged in April 2007 with participating in a bribery scheme to influence sporting contests. A month later, those charges were dropped, but the investigation continued.

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold says the charges against Villegas are part of a larger investigation that encompasses McDougle.

A university spokesman last week described the cases as isolated incidents.

Information from: The Blade

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