Section 13A-11-143

Tampering with sports contest.

(a) A person commits the crime of tampering with a sports contest if, with intent to influence the outcome of a sports contest, he:

(1) Tampers with any sports participant or sports official, or with any animal, equipment or other thing involved in the conduct or operation of a sports contest, in a manner contrary to the rules and usages purporting to govern the sports contest in question; or

(2) Substitutes a sports participant, animal, equipment or other thing involved in the conduct or operation of a sports contest, for the genuine person, animal or thing.

(b) Tampering with a sports contest is a Class A misdemeanor.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4215.)