A profitable sports activities bettor is dealing with a doable jail sentence after he threatened to homicide a number of skilled baseball gamers throughout the 2019 season.
According to an NBC News report, Benjamin Tucker Patz, who is named “Parlay Patz” within the sports activities betting world, pled responsible Wednesday to a depend of transmitting threats in interstate or international commerce and will resist 5 years in jail.
Patz, who was reported to have made a seven-figure sum betting sports activities in 2019, despatched direct messages on Instagram to 4 gamers on the Tampa Bay Rays following a loss to the Chicago White Sox in the summertime of 2019.
According to the felony grievance, Patz informed one participant “I will enter your home while you sleep” and “I will cut up your family.” He was charged final March earlier than formally getting into his plea Wednesday in Florida.
It’s unlikely that the 24-year-old serves a lot time behind bars as prosecutors have indicated that they might not oppose a plea deal that may include lighter sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
Court paperwork state that it’s not new conduct for Patz and that he had despatched comparable messages to gamers on the Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres.