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Ex-Wildcats Sentenced To Jail


Former Northwestern basketball teammates Kenneth Dion Lee and Dewey Williams each was sentenced to a month in jail by a federal judge Tuesday for taking part in a game-fixing betting scheme in 1995.

Former Notre Dame place-kicker Kevin Pendergast, who pleaded guilty to paying bribes, was sentenced to two months in prison and two years' probation.

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Dixon admitted he took $12,000 in bribes to fix three games. Williams also acknowledged taking money.

U.S. District Court judge Charles Norgle ordered both former players to spend two years on probation after their release from prison.

The man who placed the bets, Brian Irving of San Francisco, also was sentenced to a month in jail and two years' probation.

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