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HPD says it is not investigating allegations of UH point-shaving

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 05:10 p.m. HST, Nov 22, 2011

The Honolulu Police Department said late this afternoon that "there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation" of alleged point-shaving by unnamed University of Hawaii football players.

Earlier in the day, UH leadership issued a brief statement, saying UH President MRC Greenwood and UH Board of Regents Chairman Eric Martinson met with HPD Chief Louis Kealoha "to offer UH's full cooperation with HPD's inquiry."

In a statement, HPD said it first was contacted by UH officals about the allegations of point-shaving in early November.

"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."

Greenwood said that on Nov. 3 the UH Manoa Office of Admissions received an anonymous letter alleging point shaving by unnamed players of the Warrior football team. She said UH officials immediately notified HPD and the NCAA of the allegations.

"UH has alerted the NCAA about the anonymous letter and its contents and, in discussions with them, has been informed it is 'doing exactly what you need to be doing' in this situation," Greenwood said.

UH athletic director Jim Donovan, who is traveling to Las Vegas for the Western Athletic Conference's volleyball tournament, was not immediately available for comment. Head coach Greg McMackin was in a coaches' meeting. 

Point shaving is a felony in which a player alters his performance to manipulate the score or point spread of a game. 

The Warriors were 5-3 and tied for second place in the WAC when UH received the letter. 

Since then, the Warriors have lost three in a row, falling to 5-6, and need to win their final two regular-season games to qualify for the Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl. They play Tulane on Saturday and Brigham Young on Dec. 3.

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UH statement

Statement to Media
Dr. MRC Greenwood, University of Hawaii President
November 22, 2011

On November 3, 2011, the UH Manoa Office of Admissions received an anonymous letter alleging “point shaving” by unnamed football players of UH football games.

Recognizing the seriousness of these allegations, UH leadership acted promptly and responsibly by immediately alerting the Honolulu Police Department and providing the letter to them.

Board of Regents Chair Eric Martinson and President MRC Greenwood met personally with Chief Louis Kealoha to offer UH’s full cooperation with HPD’s inquiry.

UH has alerted the NCAA about the anonymous letter and its contents and, in discussions with them, has been informed that it is “doing exactly what you need to be doing” in this situation.

Out of respect for the police investigation, UH will not comment further at this point.

 

 

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Police statement

The Honolulu Police Department said this afternoon there is no active
criminal investigation into wrongdoing by any University of Hawaii football
players.

In a statement, HPD spokeswoman Michelle Yu said the department first was
contacted by UH officals  about the allegations of point-shaving in early
November.

"UH officials gave a copy of an anonymous letter to the HPD," spokeswoman Yu
said. "At this time, there is not enough information to open a criminal
investigation."






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