Sammy Villegas leaves professional team

From ESPN:

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The former University of Toledo basketball player charged with fixing games in a nearly two-year federal gambling probe is leaving the Dominican Republic en route to Puerto Rico, where he plans to cooperate fully with the authorities.

"Sammy Villegas will travel to Puerto Rico on Wednesday to meet with his relatives and his lawyer," said a source close to Dominican team Los Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris, where Villegas played this year. "Due to the accusations, Villegas has become a distraction to other players while several key sponsors of the club are expressing serious concern in regards to the bad press that the team is getting," added the source, who asked not to be named.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3530459

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