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Memphis State University / Basketball Scandal #96086

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 15, 1985
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(Studio) Tulane Univ. basketball team point-shaving scandal recently noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Memphis, Tennessee) Scandal over reputed major gambler and pawn shop owner Nick Belisomo's financial and personal relationship with Memphis State Univ. basketball coach Dana Kirk and team in general detailed; films shown. Belisomo's cash payments to MSU players discussed; player Keith Lee's alleged association with Belisomo described. [KIRK - denies knowledge of payments.] Grand jury's questioning of former MSU athletic director and now assistant to president Bill "Spook" Murphy about alleged point-shaving outlined. [KIRK - denies throwing a game.] Grand jury said investigating country club whose mbrs. incl. Kirk, Murphy and Belisomo; United States attorney Hickman Ewing said not indicating when indictments will be forthcoming.
REPORTER: Jim Lampley

Jennings, Peter;
Lampley, Jim

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