July 14, 1960 – Former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta told a senate committee that he had thrown a fight in 1947. LaMotta said he was pressured to take a dive if he wanted a crack at the title.
December 21, 1976 – Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was convicted for the murders of three people in a Patterson, New Jersey bar.
1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series. It was called the Black Sox scandal.
1951 – A Manhattan district attorney had three CCNY basketball players and two professional gamblers arrested on bribery charges.
Mercury Morris – The former fleet-footed running back of the Miami Dolphins was sent to prison for dealing drugs at the big-time level.