Boston College Point Shaving Scandal Case Study

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The Boston College Point shaving scandal was put together by Tony and Rocco Perla during the summer of 1978, before the college basketball season would start. At the time they put this together, they were small time gamblers. Rick Kuhn, a friend of Rocco 's from when the two were in high school together, was recruited to take part in the plan. He was an essential player in his senior year at Boston College, both to the team and to the Perla brothers. Kuhn 's job, through his play on the court, was to make sure that the Eagles did not cover the spread. When successful, he would be given $2,500 for his efforts and had the option to bet the money he would be paid to try to double up in winnings. After agreeing, Kuhn recruited a player (and

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