Category Archives: Gambling

Rider, Isaiah

Charge: Gambling in public

Arrest Date: July 17, 1996

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 25

Details: Rider was arrested in Oakland on a misdemeanor charge of gambling in public. Police said they saw him throwing dice on a street corner with eight to 10 other people, two of whom allegedly had several bags of marijuana.  This was the second arrest for Rider in a three week span, and his third brush with the law in just 6 weeks.  He would also go on to be arrested yet again three months later.

Original news account

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Beard, Ralph

Charge: Gambling

Arrest Date: October 20, 1951

Franchise: Indianapolis Olympians

Age 23

Details: Beard and fellow Olympians teammate Alex Groza 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, Beard and Groza 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

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Charge: Writing bad checks

Arrest Date: March 19, 1983

Franchise: Utah Jazz

Birthdate: September 30, 1954

Age 28

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