Former NBA forward Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) told Jared Quay of Yahoo Sports in an interview he was once offered $35,000 to lose a game in college on purpose while he played at St.John’s University.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 16, 2018
“That’s the problem. When you don’t have no money, they find these kids that ain’t got no money, and they attack them,” he said. “What if I was some kid that was a little scared? ‘OK, I’ll do it,’ right? That’s the problem I have with betting, because these guys that are betting…some of them are bullies, and they’ll force a kid into a situation, and then, when the kid’s trying to go the NBA, they hold it against the kid. They gotta have really harsh rules on people using kids.”