U.S. Attorney brings game-fixing, bribery charges against USD players, coach, others

SAN DIEGO (USANN4)–A alleged criminal ring was uncovered that includes a former coach and former players from the University of San Diego.   Ten defendants in all have been accused of bribing players, fixing games, illegal book-making, and distributing marijuana.  

They include former San Diego assistant basketball coach Thaddeus Brown, and former players Brandon Johnson and Brandon Dowdy.
Operation “Hook Shot” was a one-year probe that initially focused on marijuana.   It was later expanded once allegations of bribery and sports betting were uncovered.   Federal prosecutors met with San Diego campus officials about the case.   The school is cooperating with authorities.

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