Convict Scroggins of Trying to Fix USC-UCLA Cage Game, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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j J * t . t x . . - i I I Convict Scroggins of Trying To Fix USC-UCLA Cage Game * LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 1 UP.— " Albert R. Scroggins, 31, was found guilty today of attempting to bribe University of f Southern California baseball player Ken Flower on the eve of a crucial Trojan- UCLA game last March. The defendant, who told doctors he was , J "a thief by profession," pleaded not guilty . and not guilty by reason of insanity. But he was convicted of the charge by Superior , Judge Philip Richards after two medical J examiners submitted reports to the judge " he was legally sane. Scroggins offered no defense in the brief r trial and the prosecution merely submitted J the transcript of the grand jury processing which resulted in his indictment. He was accused of offering Flower ,500 to make sure USC, a 4and point underdog l in the game, lost by 12 points. The Trojans s upset UCLA, winning 43-41. J Examining doctors held Scroggins was s rational at the time of the attempted fix s although he had been committed to men- - tal institutions nine times. He also has a a record of numerous arrests.

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