Eyes On The Prize has a great story about Aurel Joliat's run in with mobsters trying to fix a game.
"Joliat...was offered the sum of $500 dollars if he would help tank the game. Joliat then asked to see the cash, and when the sinister types flashed the dough, the player grabbed it - he couldn't help himself - and stuffed it in his pocket. Joliat had never seen so much money in his lifetime!The story goes on to tell us how Joliat escaped from the angry mobsters, with the cash in hand. Full Story
The fix was on, and the gamblers, who had set up numerous bets figured they were all set to cash in after having bought off the Flyers best goal scorer.
The only trouble was, Joliat forgot to play along."