2 ex-Toledo basketball players sentenced in sports bribery probe

DETROIT -- Two former University of Toledo basketball players have been given probation for their roles in a sports bribery scandal at the Ohio school.

Kashif Payne and Keith Triplett were sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. In addition to serving three years of probation, they must pay fines and perform community service.

Two other former basketball players and three ex-football players have been sentenced to probation.

All pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting they accepted cash and other benefits from a Detroit-area gambler from 2004 through 2006. The players supplied information or altered their performance to affect the final score.

Payne got less than $2,000 in cash and groceries. Triplett received or delivered to other players between $2,000 and $5,000.

Triplett was Toledo's leading scorer during three of his four seasons.