Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBI
|Sports and gambling are two of America’s favorite pastimes. When combined they create a volatile cocktail. Larceny Games provides the intimate details of those who have thrown games for the benefit of gamblers, and why the sports leagues have covered-up these incidents. This includes Hall of Fame players from the NFL, NBA, and MLB as well as some of the most famous boxers the world has known.|
Based in part on over 400 previously unreleased FBI files, this book reveals more dirt on professional sports within its pages than ESPN has broadcast throughout the entirety of its existence.
"Brian Tuohy examines the connections between big-time sports, big-money gambling and organized crime, digging through previously unreleased FBI case files to pose hard questions and draw disturbing conclusions." — Patrick Hruby, Vice Sports