Ernie Cobb, the former Boston College Basketball player under investigation in an alleged point-shaving scheme during the 1978-79 season, has denied any such involvement.
"No, I have not been involved in a point shaving in any way," Cobb told The Advocate, the daily newspaper in his hometown of Stamford, Conn.
Cobb led Boston College with an average of 21.3 points a game during his senior year. He and one other player, Richard Kuhn, are under investigation in point-shaving schemes alleged to have occurred in games with Fordham, St. John's, Harvard, Rhode Island, Holy Cross and Connecticut.
The players are alleged to have received between $1,000 and $2,000 per game from professional gamblers to shave points.
In a prepared statement, Cobb's lawyer, Franklin Melzer of Stamford said he was "shocked by the unfounded accusations . . . in the light of the fact that no formal charges have been filed," the Associated Press reported.
Melzer said it as "a flagrant affront to legal and ethical proceedings."
After graduating from Boston College in 1979, Cobb was drafted by the Utah Jazz, but failed to make the team. He joined the Harlem Wizards, an amateur travel team, in October 1980.
"The team has a couple of trips abroad planned, and I would like to continue playing with them," he said.