The point shaving scandal within the University of Hawaii football program took a fast twist, as HPD has already released a statement saying that they will not be investigating the football program for possible point shaving.
The Honolulu Police Department said Tuesday afternoon that “there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation” of alleged point-shaving by unnamed University of Hawaii football players.
This comes just hours after the University of Hawaii football program was accused of possible point shaving by some of its players. At least that is what the “anonymous letter” said.
While this may be an open and shut case, at least in the eyes of HPD, there are some valid reasons why this isn’t all that surprising, especially if you look at Hawaii’s numbers against the spread. They just don’t add up.
“UH officials gave a copy of an anonymous letter to the HPD,” according to spokeswoman Michelle Yu. “At this time, there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation.”
A spokesman would not say whether the FBI would investigate the accusations.
For those of you who don’t quite understand what point shaving is, it is the process of players intentionally playing in a way that affects the score one way or the other (up or down) for gambling purposes is known as “point shaving.” It has been a central point of numerous gambling scandals both within the college and professional ranks for decades. Good examples of this are a intentional fumble, a missed tackle, or overthrowing a receiver. All of which can affect the final score of a game.
More on this as it develops.