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    Point Shaving- BC

    The article is about point shaving 30+ years ago at Boston College. If you have some time, it's worth the read.
    In this exclusive story, informer Henry Hill asserts that - 02.16.81 - SI Vault

    I paid three Boston College basketball players during the 1978-79 season to shave points—not to blow games—in nine games between Dec. 16, 1978 and March 1, 1979. The players were Rick Kuhn and Jim Sweeney, who were in it from the beginning, and Ernie Cobb, the star of the team, who was with us the last five games (see box page 16). It cost me $2,500 per player per game—except when they screwed up and I didn't give them anything or cut them back. As a complimentary service, I bet money for the players when they so requested.

    We really had our ups and downs, but when the last pass had been thrown out of bounds, I had won on six of the games, lost on three, and made between $75,000 and $100,000. Not bad for 11 weeks' work. A game or two I might have cleared only $3,500, but so what? I wouldn't mind that once a week, and I don't think you would either. My partners, Jimmy Burke and Peter Vario, and Vario's associate, Richard Perry (see box page 18), made a quarter of a million or more, and who knows how many millions others made. And the players probably made about $10,000 each



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    Re: Point Shaving- BC

    What's that Lufthansa job he keeps talking about?



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    Re: Point Shaving- BC

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    What's that Lufthansa job he keeps talking about?
    Henry Hill - Telegraph

    Sounds like he just died. He was the main character in Goodfellas.



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    Re: Point Shaving- BC

    That job was the biggest heist in american history at the time


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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