Taylor on Auburn’s Shaving Scandal

Lance Taylor from WJOX in Brimingham, Ala.,joins Norm and Brien here on Sports Radio 610 to talk about the point shaving scandal involving Auburn University’s basketball team.

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  1. ARNIE WEXLER says:

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    Auburn point-shaving claim draws FBI scrutiny
    Suspended point guard being investigated for performance in at least two games

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    Money players: days and nights inside the new NBA – Armen Keteyian, Harvey Araton, Martin F. Dardis – Google Books
    SEE PAGE 290 ARNIE WEXLER

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    When you look at the recent headlines about professional athletes,coaches and referees. and gambling,

    The odds are very good it might be the tip of the ice burg. Athletes may be more vulnerable than the general population when you look at the soft signs of compulsive gambling:

    High Levels of energy

    Unreasonable expectations of winning

    Very competitive personalities

    Distorted optimism

    Bright with high IQ’s

    I run a national help line (1-888-LAST BET ).

    And over the years, I have spoken to many college and professional athletes who had a gambling problem. An NCAA study a few years ago said, “There is a disturbing trend of gambling among athletes in college.” You can’t think that these people will get into the pros and then just stop gambling.

    Compulsive gambling is an addiction just like alcoholism and chemical dependency and all three diseases are recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s D.S.M. Yet, we treat compulsive gambling different then the other two addictions. Society and professional sports treat people with chemical dependency and alcoholism as sick people, send them to treatment and they get back to work yet they look at compulsive gamblers as bad people and they get barred from playing in professional sports

    If the Colleges and professional leagues wanted to help the players, they would run real programs that seriously address the issue of gambling and compulsive gambling. Education and early detection can make a difference between life and death for some people who have or will end up with a gambling addiction.

    “They need to have a real program for players, coaches and referees, and they need to let somebody else run it. When you do it in house, it’s like the fox running the chicken coop.

    You must be kidding your self if you think any player coach or referee is going to call the league and say, ‘I’ve got a gambling problem, and I need help?'”

    ARNIE IS A RECOVERING COMPULSIVE GAMBLER WHO PLACED HIS LAST BET 4/10/68

    CALL ME I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS—ARNIE WEXLER

    Arnie Wexler ( aswexler@aol.com)

    Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates

    561 249 0922 CELL 954 505270

    Jump To Arnie Wexler — Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates

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