Blackburn striker D.J. Campbell among six arrested for match fixing

Blackburn forward D.J. Campbell is one of six arrested for match fixing in England, his club confirmed after reports from the UK implicated him in the scandal.
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LONDON (AP) - Blackburn says striker D.J. Campbell is one of the six people arrested in English soccer's latest match-fixing investigation.

The arrests came after an investigation by The Sun on Sunday newspaper.

While Blackburn confirmed Campbell's arrest on its website, the club said it was prevented from commenting further because it is an ongoing legal matter. Blackburn plays in the second-tier League Championship, one step below the Premier League.

The 32-year-old Campbell has previously played in the Premier League for Birmingham, Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers.

Another investigation last month, by the Daily Telegraph, led to two players from the sixth tier being charged with conspiring to fix matches.

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