FBI: Social media threats by gamblers to college athletes a ‘growing issue’

FBI: Social media threats by gamblers to college athletes a ‘growing issue’

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  • David Purdum, ESPN
March 30, 2023 8:35 PM

Damion Baugh boarded the TCU team bus after the Horned Frogs’ second-round loss to Gonzaga like the rest of his teammates, quiet and dejected. Their season had just ended in an 84-81 defeat, a disappointing close loss to a top-10 team for the second NCAA tournament in a row.

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Baugh’s mood was briefly boosted when a team manager showed him a video of fans in a sportsbook celebrating Baugh’s 3-pointer at the buzzer. His shot cut Gonzaga’s margin of victory from six to three — irrelevant to the outcome of the game but crucial to an increasing number of people across the United States.