The FBI is investigating a federal points-shaving scandal at Toledo, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is a person of interest, according to ESPN.
According to the ESPN report, investigators are looking into Gradkowski’s playing time in certain games where the final scores and gambling patterns raised some questions, especially ones where Gradkowski wasn’t deemed completely healthy for games. Gradkowski played at Toledo from 2002-05.
The report goes on to say that the FBI has not spoken to Gradkowski and there is no indication that he is the subject of the FBI’s investigation. When asked about the investigation, Gradkowski told ESPN, “I don’t know what to say about that.”
Gradkowski entered the NFL in 2006 as a sixth-round draft pick with the Bucs. He started 11 of the 13 games he played in as a rookie, completing 54 percent of his passes for 1,661 yards and tossing nine touchdowns and nine interceptions in place of injured QB Chris Simms.
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