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

Six of the bets were on LSU football, including one game — LSU vs. Florida State — where he bet on himself, investigators allege. In that particular game, held on September 4, 2022, Boutte reportedly placed a bet that he would personally score at least one touchdown and another that he would have over 82.5 receiving yards. He had two receptions for 20 yards and no touchdowns in that game.

According to the mandate, 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 place additional bets

3. Boutte withdrew $50,282.36 from the account

The New Iberia native and Westgate High School graduate 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 cooperated fully with all relevant authorities involved in the investigation and will continue to do so. We have no evidence that 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 declined further comment.

Source: Associated press

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