2016 NFL Draft: Former Syracuse punter Riley Dixon selected by Denver Broncos in 7th round

first_img Related Stories Riley Dixon executes fake special teams play in 3rd straight game against UVARiley Dixon cushions Syracuse defense with booming punts Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Comments Former Syracuse punter Riley Dixon has been selected 228th overall in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He was just the third punter or kicker taken in the draft.ESPN analyst Mel Kiper ranked Dixon as the No. 2 punter available in the draft. Last season, there were no punters or kickers taken.The former walk-on punted 65 times for an average of 43.7 yards last year. He booted 18 punts over 50 yards and 28 landed inside the 20-yard line. Dixon forced fair catches on 40.8 and 42.4 percent of his punts the last two years, respectively.But he made headlines for reasons other than his punting ability. A game-winning touchdown pass in overtime against Villanova in 2014, a 42-yard run against Notre Dame a month later and a fake field goal in September where he hurdled an LSU defender for a first down fueled the #DixonForHeisman social media campaign.Syracuse linebacker Zaire Franklin called Dixon “probably the most valuable player on our team” during the 2015 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDixon was the first and only Syracuse player selected in this year’s draft.last_img read more

AgiproNews Italian View: Gambling left red-faced by mafia investigations

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Italian gambling has been rocked by the anti-Mafia taskforce investigation into illegal/fraudulent gambling activities conducted across Southern Italy.This November, the anti-corruption taskforce of the financial and federal police had conducted eighty search warrants arresting sixty-eight suspects on charges of corruption and fraud.The criminal investigations targeting the coastal cities of Catania, Reggio Calabria and Bari, are reported to have seized assets worth + €1 billion assisting illegal functions for money laundering, stolen data, tax evasion and the operating of black market gambling websites.A sophisticated illegal gambling and money laundering network believed to be attached to the Santapaola (Sicily), Tegano (Calabria) and Martiradonna-Parisi (Puglia) Mafia families are reported to have accumulated a gaming turnover of over €4.5 billion.The ongoing Italian police investigation carries an international spill-over, as the network is reported to have used the services of Malta-licensed online betting operators Planetwin365, Revolutionbet, Bet1128, Betaland and Enjoybet, as money laundering vehicles.Catania Investigation prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro has stated that the Malta incumbents had knowingly participated in money laundering transactions for the Mafia network.In the case of planetwin365, a leading Italian player for retail and digital markets, the police task force has clarified that its investigation focused on the firm’s previous management which operated holding company SkS365 Malta (timeframe 2015-2017).The governance of Austria based SKS365 Group has issued a corporate statement underlying that it fully supports the police’s investigation, meanwhile legacy Italian bookmaker Betaland has moved to shut-down its website.The anti-corruption investigation marks a new low for Italian gambling, taking place during a critical period for all industry incumbents adjusting to the hostile operating conditions imposed by the Lega-5Star coalition government.Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio praised the work of federal police, insisting the coalition to be fundamentally right in targeting ‘gambling as a fertile ground for mafias to secure easy money’.Overseeing Italian gambling regulations and licensing policy, the Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM) will likely be pressured to revise its stance with regards to Malta-licensed operators, as further lousy news circulates, in what has become a vast and embarrassing net for Italian betting._______________Content Provided by AgiproNews Italialast_img read more