Trooper charged in betting ring downplays allegations

Updated: February 13, 2006, 11:35 PM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

As questions swirl around an alleged sports gambling ring that has touched an NHL team's front office and hockey's first family, a New Jersey state trooper charged in the million-dollar bookmaking operation downplayed the allegations Monday night.

"I mean eventually everything is going to come out," James Harney told ESPN.com. "It is not what they say it is, I'll tell you that."

Law enforcement officials have said they launched the gambling probe, dubbed "Operation Slap Shot," in October ...

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