Should Sportswriters be Allowed to Gamble on Sports?

Boston Phoenix | February 3, 2011
Financial reporters aren't allowed to buy stock in companies they cover. Political reporters often go so far as to not vote in order to keep their claims of objectivity legitimate. But many sports reporters -- gatekeepers of all the juicy tidbits that could sway public opinion on a game, either in Vegas or with a local bookmaker -- think nothing of placing a wager themselves.

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