One player went to prison. One was acquitted by a jury. One walked away scot-free. Yet they all admitted taking money from mobsters to fix college basketball games.Nearly 40 years after the Boston College point-shaving scandal shocked the sports world and introduced America to Henry Hill, the wiseguy immortalized in the movie Goodfellas, many questions remain unanswered.Using never-before-heard audio recordings, well untangle what really happened in Boston in the winter of 1978-79.Was there a fix? You decide.
Episode 4: The Rat19/05/2018 Duración: 19min
Henry Hill is arrested on Long Island for a variety of mob-related crimes. During his interrogation by the FBI, he almost casually mentions that he fixed games with some BC basketball players. One by one, the players are questioned by the FBI and loyalties are tested.
Episode 3: The Games26/04/2018 Duración: 34min
Henry Hill meets JIm Sweeney and Rick Kuhn at the Logan Airport Hilton in the fall of 1978. The scheme is discussed and money does change hands, but who's really in and who's not. As the season progresses, that question becomes harder and harder to answer. But then, Ernie Cobb receives a death threat before a key game.
Episode 2: The Connection09/04/2018 Duración: 26min
In the summer of 1978, while the Boston College players prepare for the upcoming season, the connection with the NY mobsters is formed in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary when Henry Hill meets convicted drug dealer Paul Mazzei. Mazzei introduces Hill to the Perla Brothers and their pal, Boston College center, Rick Kuhn, but the mobsters need Kuhn to recruit his teammates for the scheme to work.
Episode 1: Mobsters & Players26/03/2018 Duración: 27min
Three players from the Boston College Basketball Team accept cash from gangsters to shave points during the 1978-79 season. In this episode, get to know the players: Jim Sweeney, the golden boy Ernie Cobb, the NBA hopeful Rick Kuhn, the man with the connections And the mobsters: Henry Hill, no introduction needed Jimmy “The Gent” Burke, stone cold killer And find out just what point shaving is.