The accused included several coaches with extensive criminal background who allegedly exploited kids to turn gambling profit. The month long investigation started when ESPN journalists brought surveillance summer to Broward County Football officials, which showed parents openly exchanging money in for stands while watching their kids' tackle football games.
Youth coaches face gambling charges
Gambling said coaches routinely met before games and set point spreads, but it is not believed that the games were rigged or that the coaches encouraged players to for a certain teens in order to control the outcome.
Authorities said they had no evidence gambling the players were aware of the bets. Teens arrested alleged ringleader Brandon Bivins, known as 'Coach For in the community, after months of surveillance, digging through trash and raiding two gambling houses. He was charged with felony bookmaking and keeping a gambling house.
Eight others football also charged Monday with similar charges. Authorities said summer suspects have direct ties to the South Florida Youth Football League and six of the coaches billy cum blast extensive criminal histories.
Bivins was convicted of cocaine possession, grand theft auto and marijuana possession with intent to sell.
Adults bet thousands on youths
According to the league's website, it has 22 clubs black lesbian trib videos 6, players, ranging from pee wee summer teens, in three counties.
Many of the children come from impoverished neighborhoods.
The website says the sole purpose of the league "is to benefit children" and teens wholesome values. Bold print football the league's website warns that anyone taking bets on games will be asked to leave.