Unlawful Gambling In Sports Continues To Be A Challenge
MLS investigating betting incident
A Colorado Rapids player, Max Alves according to multiple reports, is being held out of team activities as the league investigates his connection to “unlawful” sports gambling. Alves allegedly accepted payment in exchange for getting a yellow card in a match against the LA Galaxy last season. Here’s the play in question, which occurred less than two minutes after Alves entered the match.
Why would an athlete jeopardize his career? Perceived pressure, opportunity, and a way to rationalize it in his or her own mind.