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In response to the joint News Enterprise/Atlanta Unfiltered investigation of Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers’ sports handicapping career, Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News ran a piece that featured a segment on how News Enterprise reporter David Michaels got the story. (The broadcast version of the piece is embedded about half way down the post.)

Ch 2 Investigation: Chip Rogers Represented Handicapping Operation

By Jodie Fleischer (WSB-TV)

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Channel 2 Action News has confirmed Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers was the face of a sports handicapping operation in the late 1990’s, routinely flying to Las Vegas to record television shows which show him announcing his picks for games, a practice gamblers commonly use to determine teams on which to bet.

“It’s no different than what you see right now, today, on all sorts of NFL pregame shows, where people sit around and talk about who’s going to win the game and by how much are they going to win,” Rogers told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer. But videos show Rogers, whose moniker was ‘Will the Winner’, announcing his picks as a 900-number flashed on the screen, urging viewers to call and buy additional picks. In one introduction the announcer said, “He is just off his best NFL season ever and he is going to start off red hot [continue reading and watch the video] Related: “Playing The Odds: The Rise of Sen. Chip Rogers” and “Rogers Played Larger Role in Promoting  Casino, Handicappers

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