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NCAA: 1 in 3 high-profile athletes receive abuse, threats by bettors

Posted on May 17, 2024

By David Purdum, ESPN: One in three high-profile athletes receive abusive messages from individuals with a “betting interest,” and more than 540 men’s and women’s college basketball players received similar abuse, including death threats, during championship tournaments in March, the NCAA said in a release Friday.

The NCAA looked at athletes participating in sports that attract the most betting interest — football and basketball, among others — and found that online abuse is widespread.

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