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Battista’s lawyer told the AP that his client expected to be indicted. You could say it is the most star-oriented league in the business, and there are certain athletes who have talked about this. On April 22,Donaghy claimed that the league office was going to push referees to fix playoffs games to have Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptorsso they could advance to the second round and face the Miami Heat because it would be good for ratings, [49] which it was. You were the son of a college ref as well.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. How much of officiating is a business in the NBA and beyond, and in what ways? Retrieved August 1, Richt’s Miami tenure showed early whkstle, but exposed bigger problems Miami Hurricanes.

Despite the labor agreement for referees, which restricted them from participating in almost all forms of gambling, it was revealed that about half of the NBA’s officials had made bets in casinos, albeit not with sportsbooks. The Truth About Lies. Meaning, we see the game on the court, but folks who are stars in the league also are now public personas.


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Pay for your gym shoes”. Glowing to be confused with Tom Donaghy. I think when I got caught up in the big money golf matches and going to the casinos and betting on pro football, I think I should have not been involved in that, not crossed that line to where I was closer to the other line that I crossed. Donaghy could have faced up to 33 months, but Judge Carol Amon reduced his sentence to 15 months two month terms served concurrently, followed by 3 years of supervised release in exchange for his cooperation.

First look at NFL playoff bracket: Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. So those guys were guys I wanted to be like. Donaghy was looking for his year-old daughter which he believed was doing drugs at a friend’s house.

There were several other referee-related rule changes made: Berdan said the book was vetted, including one final look by a senior attorney from Random House, and was ready to go to press when the company decided not to publish the book. The report sent shock waves through the NBA. The book was to have b,owing Donaghy’s experience as an NBA referee and the events leading up to his conviction on federal wire fraud charges.

Wikinews has related news: Donaghy apologized in court, saying “I brought shame on myself, my family and the profession.

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The yim got into an argument and Donaghy told the house owner he was going to hit him with a hammer had he come any closer. Do you have a hero now, and if so, who is it? How much involvement does the league have in protecting those folks off the court? Why is that, and how insidious is this sort of civic nepotism when it comes to the slippery slope of operations in pro sports? Retrieved December 3, A New York judge sentenced Donaghy last year after the referee said he took thousands of dollars from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips on NBA games — including games he worked.


So, when you start officiating, you hear about all of these guys, and you set your sights to be like them, which is to be very successful at the top level, so, if you go about doing it the right way and attend a lot of camps and get seen by the right people and pushed in the right direction, you can become successful.

Retrieved July donagyh, Donaghy resigned from the league on July 9, [4] before reports of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI for allegations that he bet on games that he officiated during his last wwhistle seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in those games. Did you play on the baseball team there or not? Donaghy was arrested again on December 22, for aggravated assault.

Blowing the Whistle : The Culture of Fraud in the NBA

Certainly organized crime played a role in the storyline here. Archived from the original on September 15, Donaghy, 42, remains blowkng bars for a probation violation following his month prison sentence. There definitely are favorite referees on the staff that get All-Star Games, extra All-Star Games, or better preseason games oversees or more playoff games.

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