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(720 ILCS 5/29-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 29-1)
(a) Any person who, with intent to influence any person participating in,
officiating or connected with any professional or amateur athletic contest,
sporting event or exhibition, gives, offers or promises any money, bribe or
other thing of value or advantage to induce such participant, official or
other person not to use his best efforts in connection with such contest,
event or exhibition commits a Class 4 felony.
(b) Any person who, with the intent to influence the decision of any
individual, offers or promises any money, bribe or other thing of value or
advantage to induce such individual to attend, refrain from attending or
continue to attend a particular public or private institution of secondary
education or higher education for the purpose of participating or not
participating in interscholastic athletic competition for such
institution commits a Class A misdemeanor. This Section does not apply to the:
(1) offering or awarding
to an individual any type of scholarship, grant or other bona fide
financial aid or employment; (2) offering of any type of financial
assistance by such individual's family; or (3) offering of any item of
de minimis value by such institution's authorities if such item is of the
nature of an item that is commonly provided to any or all students or
(c) Any person who gives any money, goods or other thing of value to
an individual enrolled in an institution of higher education who
participates in interscholastic competition and represents or attempts to represent such
individual in future negotiations for employment with any professional
sports team commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-665