About a month ago, Robert Hoyzer and 5 other referrees went on trial for fixing German soccer games. Robert Hoyzer has been sentenced to 29 months for his part in the scandal. He had accepted £46,000 and a television as his compensation. Ante Sapina, who organized the match fixing, got almost 3 years in jail.

German football association president Theo Zwanziger said he was happy with the rulings 10 months after allegations first surfaced. “The threat of two and a half years in prison will certainly make one or two people think before trying to influence a football match,” he said.

My views the last time I wrote on this are pretty evident; I take a dim view of cheating in sports. I just wanted to post an update.