Monday, October 01, 2007

Belgian Tennis Players Bribed?

BELGIAN TENNIS PLAYERS WAFFLE ON BRIBERY RACKET: Two Belgian tennis players said they were offered bribes to lose their matches:
MSNBC reports that Flemish faulter Gilles Elseneer was offered over $140,000 to lose his first round match at Wimbledon in 2005. Fellow Belgian David Norman came forward and admitted he was promised a substantial sum if he threw a game when he was in an Italian tournament about six or seven years ago. Neither netter took the money. Norman also added that he was asked about the conditions of other players, if any were suffering injuries or personal problems. Such info could help sports bettors increase their chances of striking rich on the red clay.

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