A player charged by the Scottish Football Association with allegedly betting on the outcomes of matches. As discoveries go, it was up there with learning Charles Green isn't that popular with Rangers fans or that Ian Black, the accused footballer in question, just isn't that popular.
Illegal betting on football is nothing new and rumours have long swirled around the game about which team has been doing exactly what. The problem has always been trying to prove it. I remember watching one very well-known player clearing a ball from the halfway line back over his goalkeeper's head and out for a corner a few seasons back and immediately querying it. But proof of something more sinister? No chance.
But back to Black. The Tenner Bet wondered privately this week whether he was once an avid reader of this column and that his undoing was his decision to stop using my advice. In this imagined scenario, the wins soon followed, the bookmakers soon became suspicious and the rest, as they say in courtrooms, is a figment of my imagination.
Actually, my ethereal meanderings disparage all recent evidence. For example, my last offering pulled out two winning football doubles and it is to that sport I return. So gather round in those dressing rooms across Scotland. Here is the news.
Two fixtures jump off the coupon this weekend and feature teams that have been involved in clever recruiting north and south of the border. Southampton finished last season on an upward curve. Many fans lambasted the executive chairman Nicola Cortese's decision to sack Nigel Adkins and install Mauricio Pochettino in his place, not least since the dismissal came in the aftermath of a 2-2 home draw to Chelsea.
When the Argentine took over, Southampton were three points off the relegation places. They finished the season five points clear and while the results were not as convincing as expected, Pochettino turned defeats into draws to keep the club up.
Southampton are cash rich and needed someone to persuade big-name players to come to St Mary's - hence the arrivals of Victor Wanyama, Dejan Lovren and club record signing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo during this window, the latter having played under Pochettino at Espanyol.
Today, Southampton host Sunderland, a club at which a little birdie tells me not everything is rosy behind the scenes. At least one player has had disagreements with Paolo Di Canio over his recovery from an injury and there is a feeling the Italian has already alienated parts of the dressing room. At 4/5, I fancy a home win.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen have the chance to make amends for their 2-0 home reverse to Celtic last weekend when they travel to Tynecastle this afternoon.
Derek McInnes has made a number of astute purchases during the summer whereas Hearts have been attempting to recover from the aftershock of administration, including a 15-point deduction. They have steadied the ship with four points from their last two games, against Hibernian and Partick Thistle, but Aberdeen are an altogether different proposition and, at 5/4, the latter are hard to ignore.
As noted above, two well-priced doubles on the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership have helped swell profits to a season-high £208.46