Dwight Dasher, 80-year-old in dispute

Updated: August 24, 2010, 4:05 PM ET
Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee campus police are investigating whether quarterback Dwight Dasher took money from an 80-year-old man to use for gambling.

According to a police report obtained by The Associated Press, Oliver Donnell, a patient at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Murfreesboro, reported Dasher to the police in July after the senior allegedly wouldn't return his phone calls.

Middle Tennessee athletics director Chris Massaro says in a statement the NCAA has been notified about the investigation. He declined further comment.

Donnell told the Daily News Journal he lent $1,500 to Dasher to use for a high-stakes poker game with the promise the Folkston, Ga., native would split winnings with him. Donnell also says he has been interviewed by a consultant working for Middle Tennessee to determine if Dasher's eligibility status was in jeopardy.


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