John Higgins, the three times world champion and new world no.1, has been accused by tomorrow's News of the World of agreeing to accept money to lose frames in the World Series he jointly promotes with his manager, Pat Mooney.
The full story is here.
Of course, this is only the newspaper's side of things and I would like to hear Higgins and Mooney's before passing judgement.
However, this is potentially the biggest scandal ever to hit the game and needs to be dealt with urgently, not least to safeguard snooker's public image whatever the truth of the allegations.
Mooney's position on the WPBSA board is untenable. He has to resign to protect the integrity of the sport.
There should be a disciplinary hearing convened as soon as possible, preferably conducted independently of this WPBSA administration or any other.
Higgins - and Mooney - could then present their side of the story and explain themselves. Video evidence gathered by the newspaper should also be studied.
Sympathy should be with Neil Robertson and Graeme Dott, who are about to play the biggest match of the year in the shadow of this grubby tale.