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Tim Donaghy’s tell-all book canceled by publisher
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce in the tips-for-payoffs scheme. The Daily News also learned that the bookies in the scandal were two high school classmates of Donaghy’s who embellished their mob ties.
Who was your hero growing up? The book was to have covered his NBA career, described his dealings with the “underworld” during the betting scandal, and explained how he would determine the winning team in the games he refereed. Archived from the original on We always imagined it was a fight about the best cheesesteak in Philly. He was scheduled for release on Oct. Retrieved July 20, Donaghy, 42, remains behind bars for a probation violation following blowibg month prison sentence. The teams were not named, but the Western Conference Finals was the only seven-game series that year.
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.
Retrieved May 21, There seems to be a strong connection between Philadelphia and basketball officiating. Retrieved December 3, Donaghy could face state charges”. How different or similar are the rules that the spectator knows relative to the rules that the NBA and its officials and those operating the league play by?
Just gambling and the excitement I got from it cost me my job. First look at NFL playoff bracket: Retrieved July 29, Loading comments… Trouble loading? How much of a hand does organized crime have in professional sports? 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,  which it was.
Archived from the original on January 12, In Junea jury found VTi liable for breach of contract. Donaghy’s lawyer said that this was the league trying to retaliate against Donaghy for his misconduct. They just kind of tell us how to call the games. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The New York Times. Did you play on the baseball team there or not? During his imprisonment, Donaghy was attacked and threatened. So if we pulled back the curtain on the NBA, and looked behind it, how much of a role does the league play in helping teams or fixing schedules or guaranteeing that certain teams make it to the playoffs and go far?
Battista’s lawyer told the AP that his client expected to be indicted. Detroit Pistons — Box Score — November 19, “. There’s no question that they have a certain degree of contempt toward Donaghy.
Donaghy sued VTi-Group, the publisher of his memoir, for not paying him. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. So even prior to specifically betting on the NBA To make good choices moving forward is going to keep you from going down that slippery slope that I went down that turned my life upside down for a period of time. Hte much donabhy that happens off the court, in terms of protecting the image and the stars of the game?
Blowing the Whistle : The Culture of Fraud in the NBA
Famously, you and fellow Philly native Rasheed Wallace got into a row after a game back in Retrieved August 30, National Basketball Referees Association.
Mayweather crushes Nasukawa in exhibition 17h Nick Parkinson. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on July 29, The NBA knew about a lot of things, and their defense of this whole thing was to paint me in blowinb worst light possible and act like it was one bad apple in the bunch. The year-old, who features in a new documentary out Friday about the human propensity to lie and cheat, spoke to the Guardian about the unavoidable interplay between organized crime and pro sports, and how the NBA should come clean for what it is: But as soon as the story broke, David Stern said legal whistlr will cost you your job, illegal gambling will cost you your freedom.
On July 27, U. However, Donaghy’s publisher, Triumph Bookscanceled it because of liability concerns.