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Source: Barnett bet on Super Bowl through Tocchet

Updated: February 9, 2006, 8:39 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Phoenix Coyotes GM Mike Barnett placed a Super Bowl bet with alleged illegal betting ring leader and Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet for a few hundred dollars, a source close to the team told ESPN.com Thursday.

Barnett was the agent for Wayne Gretzky, now the Coyotes' coach and part-owner, for many years before becoming the Coyotes' general manager in August 2001.

The source said Barnett was told by New Jersey investigators that he would not be subpoenaed and that they ...

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