The Honolulu Police Department announced Tuesday it will not open a criminal investigation into allegations of point shaving by members of the University of Hawaii football team, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Earlier Tuesday, Hawaii's president M.R.C. Greenwood released a statement to the media saying the school received an anonymous tip delivered to the Office of Admissions alleging point shaving by unnamed members of the football team. From her statement:
Recognizing the seriousness of these allegations, UH leadership acted promptly and responsibly by immediately alerting the Honolulu Police Department and providing the letter to them.
Board of Regents Chair Eric Martinson and President MRC Greenwood met personally with Chief Louis Kealoha to offer UH's full cooperation with HPD's inquiry.
UH has alerted the NCAA about the anonymous letter and its contents and, in discussions with them, has been informed that it is "doing exactly what you need to be doing" in this situation.
But after looking at the letter, the police department decided against pursuing the tip, releasing a statement to the Star-Advertiser. "UH officials gave a copy of an anonymous letter to the HPD," according to spokeswoman Michelle Yu. "At this time, there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation."
It's unclear at this time if Hawaii or the NCAA will continue their own investigation. Athletic director Jim Donovan and Warriors head coach Greg McMackin have not yet had the opportunity to publicly address the allegation.
The Warriors were 5-3 when the anonymous tip was received, but the team has since lost its last three games.