8 plead not guilty in USD sports bribery case

Eight of 10 people charged with running a betting ring involving the University of San Diego's basketball team have pleaded not guilty.

The defendants entered their pleas in federal court Tuesday. Six of the eight defendants were granted bail ranging from $35,000 to $50,000.

A detention hearing was expected later this week for Steve Goria and Paul Thweni, who prosecutors say are considered flight risks because they're primary defendants.

Former star player Brandon Johnson, who was arrested in Texas, was arraigned there Monday. Remaining defendant Jake Salter is set to be arraigned Friday.

All are charged with conspiracy to commit sports bribery, conducting an illegal gambling business and distributing marijuana. If convicted, they each face up to five years in prison and $250,000 fines.