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DJ Campbell held in match-fixing probe

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Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has been arrested and questioned along with five others on suspicion of fixing in football games.

The ex-Premier League star, who rose through the leagues following three goals in two FA Cup games for Brentford in 2006, was arrested on Sunday.

Campbell is another high-profile arrest following Delroy Facey, with recent revelations emerging that Portsmouth defender Sam Sodje told a reporter he could arrange for players to get booked or sent off in exchange for cash.

Blackburn released a statement, which read: "Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested.

"The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter."

The scandal that has rocked football was intensified when former Nigerian international Sodje was recorded revealing that he once punched a player in a League One game in exchange for £70,000. 

Portsmouth F.C say they're "shocked and saddened" by the claims.

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