Last updated 5:40PM ET
December 14, 2017
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OU students charged with gambling
(WOUB) - Two Ohio University students are being charged with gambling.

Andrew Shisila and Brent Decoster are being charged under the bookmaking section of Ohio's gambling statute.

Shisila plays on the baseball team.

Decoster is a former player.

Athens Law Director Pat Lang says they are misdemeanor charges...and are the result of an investigation by the O-U Police Department.

Lang announced the filing of charges this morning but would not discuss the specific allegations against Shisila and Decoster.

Shisila is 22 years old and from Mentor and Decoster is 22 from Westlake.

If convicted, they could be fined up to one thousand dollars and go to jail for six months.

Lang says the investigation began in November, the result of information obtained by police and the O-U Athletics Department.

He says O-U has notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association...and the university "has cooperated fully with this investigation."
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