HONOLULU (AP) - An anonymous letter has raised allegations that University of Hawaii football players are involved in a point-shaving scheme, but police said Tuesday that they don’t have enough information to launch an investigation.
University President M.R.C. Greenwood said in a statement that the admissions office received an anonymous letter Nov. 3 that accused unnamed players of intentionally playing poorly to affect the final score as part of a gambling scheme. Officials immediately alerted Honolulu police and the NCAA, the statement said.
The university released the statement Tuesday after KITV was the first to call asking about the probe.
The Honolulu Police Department said in a statement later that it became aware of the allegation in early November but “at this time there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation.”
Earlier, Waters declined to say whether the anonymous letter was referring to current members of the football team or incidents alleged to have happened in previous years.
The Warriors won 10 games in 2010 but are 5-6 this year with two games left in the regular season. They’re 3-7-1 against the point spread and have failed to beat the spread in nearly two months.
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