Gambling911 World Exclusive: Former Longhorns Player Sued for Running GA Bookie Biz

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C Costigan
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A one time player for the Texas Longhorns has been sued for allegedly running a bookie business in the state of Georgia, can report exclusively.


Clark Ford is being sued pursuant to a very unique Georgia law that allows for recovery if an individual is to lose a bet placed illegally (view below).  In this case, Georgia does not offer legalized (or regulated) sports wagering.  The plaintiff resides in the state of Georgia.

"This lawsuit is for damages related to his operation of a Pay Per Head bookie website," attorney Joe Durham tells  "This was brought pursuant to a very unique Georgia law that allows it."

Durham offers his perspective on the Georgia law.

"If you lost an illegal bet (for example with a local bookie who is using a PPH site) and then paid him, you can sue to recover your losses, provided you do so within 6 months.

"ANYONE can sue another person who has gotten ANY money over a 4 year period as a result of illegal gambling and the recovered money is, after attorneys’ fees are deducted, split with the Plaintiff and the educational fund."


Ford was a two-year player who appeared in 15 games as a defensive back and on special teams, Ford tallied 21 tackles for his career, including 14 solos, served as a member of the scout team for two seasons  and was awarded a scholarship in August 2009.

Ford appeared in 11 games at defensive back and on special teams in '09, posted 17 tackles (11 solo), including seven special-teams tackles, and a blocked punt, played in four games in 2008 recording four tackles and earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2008.

Ford previously worked for the Houston Texans in a marketing role from Jun 2010 - Jun 2011.

Durham is an Albany, Georgia-based attorney who previously assisted a client who was stiffed out of over $50,000 by a bookmaker.

This is a civil matter.

- Frank Doyle,

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