New England Patriots WR Kayshon Boutte charged in illegal sports gaming scheme

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Six of the wagers were on LSU football, including one game — LSU versus Florida State — where he bet on himself, investigators allege. That particular game, held Sept. 4, 2022, Boutte allegedly placed one bet that he would personally score at least one touchdown and another that he would have over 82.5 receiving yards. He had two catches for 20 yards and no touchdowns in that game.

According to the warrant, during 2022 and 2023:

1. Boutte deposited a total of $132,147.53 into the account

2. Boutte won a total of $556,267.58, but used most of that money to make additional bets

3. Boutte withdrew $50,282.36 from the account

A native of New Iberia and a graduate of Westgate High School, he spent three years with LSU as a wide receiver, appearing in 27 games with 21 starts.

In a statement, LSU said it was made aware of the allegations last July.

“Since then, we have fully cooperated with all relevant authorities involved in the investigation and will continue to do so. We have no evidence that any other student-athletes participated in these prohibited activities, and we are grateful for measures that detect and discourage sports gambling related misconduct,” the university said.

In a statement, the Patriots said the team knows Boutte is cooperating with the investigation but would have no further comment.

Source: Associate Press 

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Author: Bradley Bennett