Jeremy Shockey, former star of the New York Giants, was probed by the FBI over his role in illegal gambling and drug trafficking. The allegations by the federal authorities asked Shockey about Owen ‘D-Dog' Hanson, a former University of Southern California teammate. Hanson is charged over allegations of leading a drug and illegal gambling ring.
"We met when I passed out at a pool party in Vegas - from dehydration. He came to Miami all the time. I treated him like a friend. I let him stay at my house. He loved to surf. We'd go to the gym together. We went to the same parties."
"I'm a drunk - I'm Irish. I've never had anything to do with drugs. And I would never do anything illegal to jeopardize what I've worked for."
Apparently, the FBI who went to Shockey's home did not have any search warrant. The agents were interested in knowing how and Hanson first met. Shockey said he knew that Hanson and Reggie Bush were USC teammates.
According to The Post, Shockey had a list of names from different professional sport leagues, including the MLB, NBA, and NFL and even a number of police detectives. Federal authorities made arrests Louisiana, Orange and Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, and Virginia.
Revealed court documents accuse Hanson and his associates with illegal sports gambling, international money laundering, and international and domestic drug trafficking. The enterprise they operate is believed to be named ‘ODOG.'
According to the FBI, "The organization used threats and violence against its gambling and drug customers to force compliance. For example, the organization sent a DVD of a beheading and a photo of an individual's family gravestone in an effort to collect an alleged $2 million debt."
The FBI also claims that the syndicate even has ties to New South Wales in Australia.
According to Erick Martinez from the IRS Criminal Investigation, "Utilizing the professional services of a Certified Public Account, the ODOG Enterprise laundered illicit funds through shell companies, phony bank accounts, and structured bank deposits in an attempt to avoid detection by law enforcement.
"This joint investigation continues to demonstrate our efforts to ensure that financial institutions will not be abused by narcotics traffickers and illegal gambling businesses attempting to conceal their ill-gotten gains."