NCAA Basketball Coach Fined for Betting

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A former college basketball coach has been handed a sanction from the NCAA after it was found that he bet on both college and professional sports.

Phil Collins, who was employed as an assistant basketball coach at UNC Greensboro for the women's team until last year, was hit with a 15-year show-cause penalty by the NCAA last week. He was found to have gambled on sports online, including putting in wagers on collegiate sports. Collins said that he lost between $20,000 and $30,000, but refused to give up records of his wagers. He also reported that at least one other staff member was also betting on sports.

The school itself was also fined $15,000 for failing to monitor and ensure compliance, as other staff members were aware of Collins' actions, but didn't report. Additionally, UNC Greensboro is on three years of probation.

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31 July 2019 - 6:45pm

To be honest I feel a bit sorry for the guy cause obviously he's a gambling addict, more so being on the loosing side as well and obviously as an assistant coach women's basketball team college you don't make a lot of money(to say the least) but in the end you've signed a contract and have to follow the rules.

For me there's have to be some changes in these rules, let's say you can't bet on event involving your team, league or even college basketball at all but I guess when it's outside of your competencies really..that's how I feel about it at least.