On Sports Betting Concerns
5/16/2018 11:46 AM PDT
Steve Nash knows … legalized sports betting won’t go off without a hitch — noting that in the past, “sh*t’s happened.”
There are concerns that the new Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports betting across the U.S. could lead to point shaving scandals … like we’ve seen in the past at Arizona State and Boston College.
The suggestion is … with sports betting being a hundred billion dollar industry and growing, there will be more incentive to pay off players to shave points or throw games.
But Nash doesn’t seem too worried … telling TMZ Sports, “I wouldn’t [be concerned]. They’re responsible young gentlemen of society.”
He acknowledges some players will screw up — but they’re probably in the minority.
“Sh*t’s happened over time. I’m sure something will happen. But people are responsible for themselves.”
Translation … if certain players break the rules, that’s on them — but don’t let a few bad apples spoil the bunch.