|Jeremy Roenick, player with hockey team Philadelphia Flyers, has had his name cleared after suspicions that he might have been involved in bets involving his own sport or team. Roenick has been investigated as part of a wider investigation involving National Sports Consultants- a company that sold betting tips on sports to gamblers.|
The company was raided in April of this year, and Roenick became involved after US federal agents saw his name on their list of clients. Although it is true that Roenick paid the firm around US$50,000 for information and tips on sports, it has been found that none of this information involved the sport he played. Mike Johnston who was involved with the investigation has announced that “He (Roenick) never became a target of the investigation, and we at no time developed any information that he was involved in any illegal activity”.
While Roenick’s name is now publicly cleared, eleven employees of National Sports Consultants have pleaded guilty to federal gambling charges. The company became the object of investigation when it was suspected that they were falsely selling information regarding sports, and for allegedly taking pay offs from some offshore online casinos. The investigations that have taken place have confirmed these suspicions and now eleven employees have admitted guilt in selling information they didn’t actually possess.