NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Mo Hasan (18) during a game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Missouri Tigers, October 19, 2019 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Former SEC Quarterback Claims Mob Asked Him to Rig Games

Mo Hasan, a former college quarterback, is claiming that the Italian mob offered him hundreds of thousands of dollars to throw a game.

During an appearance on his own "Momentum Podcast," Mo Hasan — former Syracuse, Vanderbilt and USC backup quarterback — claimed that the mafia offered him $300,000 to fix a game during his time at Vanderbilt.

"I was approached at Jason Aldean's [Kitchen + Rooftop] Bar in Nashville," Hasan said, "by the Italian mob to fix football games.

"He offered me $300,000," Hasan continued, mentioning the mobster who approached him. "He said, 'For something like this, my clients, $250-300,000, for a game.'

"He said, 'We regularly talk to guys at your position about fixing games,'" Hasan added. "He named guys in the SEC, who I don't want to say their names because they're in the NFL right now ... but University of Alabama, I'll tell you that." 

There is a whole lot to unpack here. 

First of all, Hasan — who was at Vanderbilt from 2018-19 — only threw 20 career passes in the Southeastern Conference and remained a backup quarterback his entire time there. So how could he rig games from the bench?

There's also the fact that this alleged interaction took place in a bar. Not only could Hasan have been drunk and misremembered what occurred, but some random person could have seen Hasan there and decided to play a prank on him — and if that's the case, it clearly worked. 

While Hasan does seem to be telling the truth — at least, what he believes to be the truth — that certainly isn't proof that the Italian mob is dictating the results in the SEC. 

Then again, considering that sports gambling is a billion-dollar industry, it isn't too far-fetched to believe that the mob would try to influence an SEC game's outcome. 

While we'll probably never know the truth behind Hasan's story, it has certainly gained him and his podcast a lot of media traction in the past few days. 

Hence, we wouldn't be surprised to hear some more seemingly ridiculous stories from Hasan in the future.

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