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UF probe leads to Calathes, according to report

GAINESVILLE -- A University of Florida internal investigation of alleged student-athlete gambling revealed that UF men's basketball point guard Nick Calathes ran up a $600 online poker debt, according to a report.

University of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said on Friday that he learned about the allegations "over the weekend" and UF "immediately looked into it."

"We reviewed everything very thoroughly and are satisfied with our results," Foley said in a statement. "We have no eligibility issues and are very comfortable that this issue is resolved based on our review.''

The NCAA does not prohibit athletes from playing online poker but betting on sporting events is an NCAA violation. Calathes played in the Gators' season opener on Friday night against Toledo.

According to a report on Yahoo.com citing unnamed sources, the UF men's basketball staff learned of Calathes' online gambling debt during the preseason. The staff was informed by a team manager, according to the report.

In 2001, former UF guard Teddy Dupay was kicked off the team after a six-month investigation by the University of Florida police department. Dupay admitted he was gambling on sporting events.

-jo-

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Wow - I can't believe this school can continue to have a sports program!

Hope he wasn't pulling a Pete Rose or Tim Donaghy?


Florida = Guns, beating female's, burglary, stealing credit cards, drugs and now Gambling!


That's the norm at Florida. It's like the ENERGIZER BUNNY, it keeps going and going and going and going...........................

as opposed to other schools such as fsu where theres cheating, more drug use, and the recent fight incident. at uf these types of things are anything but the norm and the coaches arent afraid to discipline or suspend players who break the rules. and as far as we know, calathes hasn't done anything wrong or illegal

I love how people think this stuff doesn't go in every major sports program.

Online gambling is stupid for student-athletes who should know better and are given seminars by their compliance officers. But it isn't the worst thing in the world. Give the kid a break, jeesh.

An online gambling debt??? You mean there's an online poker site out there that will allow you to play and then bill you LATER??? WTF?? Cough, cough *bullsh*t* Where's that site at???

Maybe he "lost" $600 but that's called a gambling loss not a gambling "debt". Unless he owes something to the actual poker site this storyline is about as fishy as they come. But if anyone finds a site that allows you to play without giving them a debit or credit card please post the link. Even finding one that allows "credit" cards is almost impossible. Usually you need to prepay to play on those sites.

they need to just be quiet and stop making a big deal about it. HE DID NOTHING WRONG! wow.. he gambled. he is atleast 18. he has a life besides basketball. let him be, reporters need to just back off.

Interesting point, KG.

-jo-

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