Former Talons co-owner admits to gambling
BY ROBBY TRAMMELL AND NOLAN CLAY The Oklahoman NewsOK.com
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12/12/12 at 9:11 PM
The former co-owner of the Tulsa Talons — a former Arena Football League team — admitted to the FBI he was a gambler involved with sports “bookie” Teddy Mitchell, The Oklahoman has learned.
Paul Alexander Ross, 52, confirmed to The Oklahoman on Wednesday that he and some friends placed sports bets on the Internet. He also confirmed he has revealed his involvement to the FBI.
“I'm not hiding the fact that I and some of my buddies used me as the point guy to bet and we bet with this guy, Teddy Mitchell,” he said. “We lost money.”
He said he did not think he did anything wrong. He is not facing any charges.
“There were a group of us who was using the site,” he said. “We didn't do very good. We weren't very good at what we were doing there. It wasn't just me. It was a group and I was … the guy who paid it.
The Oklahoman contacted Ross after the FBI reported in an 84-page court affidavit that Paul A. Ross wrote Mitchell a $12,080 check. An FBI agent said the check appears in Mitchell's records as a gambling payment.
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Former Talons co-owner Paul Ross