Phil Mickelson denies wrongdoing in FBI investigation

Saturday May 31st, 2014

Phil Mickelson during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament (Darron Cummings/AP) Phil Mickelson tips his cap after the third round of the Memorial golf tournament. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Responding to an FBI and SEC insider trading investigation, golfer Phil Mickelson denied any wrongdoing.

"I have done absolutely nothing wrong," Mickelson said in a statement from the Memorial on Saturday. as quoted by The Associated Press. "I have cooperated with the government in this investigation and will continue to do so. I wish I could fully discuss this matter, but under the current circumstances it's just not possible."

According to the probe, Mickelson placed trades for Clorox in 2011, around the same time investor Carl Icahn acquired a 9.1 percent stake in the company. The SEC is looking into the possibility that that information was forwarded ahead of time to Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters, who then sent it along to Mickelson. AXSON: John Daly admits to gambling away $55 million 

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