Pompano Youth Football Coach Suspended After ESPN Broadcasts Him Gambling in the Stands
On May 1, television sports giant ESPN broadcast an exposé on gambling in the South Florida Youth Football League -- including a segment of Pompano Cowboys Coach Osbert Small allegedly gambling in the stands of a kids football game.
According to ESPN, Small -- an employee of Pompano Beach for more than 20 years -- was suspended by the league Tuesday, only a few weeks after his embarrassing interview on ESPN's Outside the Lines.
Small, who also owns Easy O.Z. Bail Bonds in Pompano Beach, was decrying gambling at youth football games in South Florida in his interview, saying there was a "zero-tolerance for it."
That is, until he was confronted by a clip of himself exchanging cash in the stands of one of the games.
Here's how the ensuing conversation went down, which you can see for yourself in the video below starting around the ten-minute mark:
ESPN: "This looks like you there; what are you doing?"
Small: [long, awkward pause]..."I wasn't gambling."
Small goes on to explain that he was simply holding the money and continues to attempt to rationalize gambling on kids.
The South Florida Youth Football League also announced that it's going to try to crack down on the gambling in response to the ESPN report -- which includes young football players getting gambling payoffs, a sergeant from the Broward Sheriff's Office belittling gambling concerns, and a guy with multiple face tattoos.
Check out the video of the original report below.
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