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For the 1951 point-shavers, a life lived in infamy

In 1951, a series of point-shaving and cheating scandals rocked college sports. Wright Thompson looks at the lives since then of some of the athletes who were caught.

Updated: August 9, 2007, 12:23 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

Bill Spivey died in Costa Rica, mostly alone, a damaged man. He withdrew, never really getting over the scandal that took his future. He didn't like to come back to Kentucky those last years and didn't want to do so even in death. His ashes, he requested, should be scattered in two oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific, far from the bluegrass fields of his youth.

Once, he'd been a 7-foot dominator for the Wildcats, a surefire NBA star. Then came the accusations of point-shaving at Kentucky. ...

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