Gretzky knew about gambling ring: This whole thing about Gretzky really puzzles me. The biggest question is; why? The man is worth a fortune, so obviously they are not gambling to get rich. And, funniest thing, there is this wild, crazy (but largely unkown by most) place called "Las Vegas" where things like say, gambling, for instance, are actually legal. So why would you choose to run illegal bets through someone in New Jersey? It is absolutely mystifying. It was pretty widely known that ol' Air Jordan had quite the penchant for gambling, but the man at least had sense enough to do it legally.
I hope, if for no other reason than the sake of hockey, that this turns out to be not as bad as it seems right now. Gretzky has always been one of those guys that you can look at and say "yeah, it's possible to be ridiculously talented, monstrously successful, and still be a nice, humble guy." These types of happenings do tend to somewhat "tarnish" a reputation like that.
And won't someone please think of the children?!?!? I mean, ya know, just 'cause.