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Old 02-09-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Gretzky Knew About Gambling

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Wayne Gretzky was recorded on a wiretap talking to the alleged financier of a gambling ring, discussing how the hockey great's wife could avoid being implicated, a person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Well, that ain't good...I'm sure he'll come out smelling like roses, though.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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Re: Gretzky Knew About Gambling

I'm still in shock over this. Wayne Gretzky is arguably (with little argument) my favorite athlete of all time. He's to me what Jordan is to most kids. Just loved watching him play.

But I really don't know all the details of what's happening exactly. Dropping large amounts of money on games (not NHL), is that really bad if it's legal? Was it legal?

Then I also hear there are money laundering charges. That's the big one.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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wow, this could be really bad for wayne. if, of course, it's true.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:25 PM   #4
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To be clear - there is no accusation he gambled or knew of the gambling at the time. The accusation is that he attempted to cover it up. The problem, though, is that this is what people get in trouble for all the time (e.g., Bill Clinton, Martha Stewart, etc.). Assuming it's true, it's good that it doesn't appear that he did anything under oath.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:37 PM   #5
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I thought I read somewhere that there is some belief that his wife was placing the bets, but on his behalf. Basically to keep his hands clean. If that's the case, damn.
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I thought I read somewhere that there is some belief that his wife was placing the bets, but on his behalf. Basically to keep his hands clean. If that's the case, damn.

i thought i saw the same thing somewhere. he had knowledge of it but wasn't exactly the one placing the bets.
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i thought i saw the same thing somewhere. he had knowledge of it but wasn't exactly the one placing the bets.
OK - that's news to me. He's definitely in trouble if that's the case. I mean like Pete Rose trouble.
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And The Nhl Was Doing So Well
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:51 PM   #9
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i think the latest read is he called to see if it was possible to keep his wife clean after he found it it was going public...

I'm going to wait on the details to clear up first. The gambling really isn't the issue for me... the money laundering, the mob connections and the possibility of NHL game fixing are the things i'm watching.
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I don't get whats the big deal if he was beating (or his wife) in Football not the NHL really now gretzky can fix a NFL game hahahaha he bet in the SB for god sake I gues most of us did
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Supposedly, Janet Jones Gretsky had a ton of money (between 100 and 300k) out on the Super Bowl, including like 25k on the coin toss.
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Appearantly the timing of his wire tapped conversation may back up his story that he really didn't know what was going on. But man it's hard to believe that your wife, someone in the same house as you, could move that kind of money and you not know about it.
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I don't get whats the big deal if he was beating (or his wife) in Football not the NHL really now gretzky can fix a NFL game hahahaha he bet in the SB for god sake I gues most of us did
that's not the issue, the thing is, if someone gets in debt and the mob asks them to fix a game to not get shot... once the details are out we'll know what exactly went on.
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