Group of parents, coaches busted for betting on pee wee football games

Posted at 12:53 AM, Nov 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-02 00:53:11-04

Nine men, including several coaches, are now facing some serious charges.

The 18-month long investigation began when ESPN journalists showed Florida police surveillance video of parents exchanging money in the stands during their kids' games.

And the bets didn't come cheap. Investigators say the suspects allegedly wagered more than $100, 000 on the youth football championship.

In addition to the accused ringleader, eight others were charged with bookmaking, and some were charged with keeping a gambling house