Groza, Alex

Charge: Gambling

Arrest Date: October 20, 1951

Franchise: Indianapolis Olympians

Age 25

Details: Groza and fellow Olympians teammate Ralph Beard were arrested after their involvement in a point-shaving incident two years earlier while playing college basketball at the University of Kentucky.  Along with a third Kentucky teammate, Groza and Beard accepted $500 each from gamblers to keep a game versus Loyola within the point spread of 10.  While trying to keep the score close, they accidentally lost to Loyola.

Original news account

Posted on 02/04/2011, in 1950's, 1951, G, Gambling, Indianapolis Olympians. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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