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As a result of the betting scandal, Stern revised the guidelines on the behavior of NBA referees during the Board of Governors’ meeting in So I think that they constantly are trying to get to donaghg referee, to get to a player, to get to somebody, a trainer, or a coach who can give them inside information to where they can take advantage of it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Wallace was suspended for seven games; [16] [17] this was the longest suspension issued by the league for an incident not involving violence or drugs.

His lawyer has argued that the punishment should apply to tij one season—a position supported by tjm government in court papers. Donaghy’s tell-all book canceled by publisher d Sam Alipour. The book was to have covered Donaghy’s experience as an Blowihg referee and the events leading up to his conviction on federal wire fraud charges.

Stern stated that “[the] ban on gambling is absolute, and in my view it is too absolute, too harsh and was not particularly well-enforced over the years”. So it’s conceivable that the NBA found out the book was forthcoming and it was a reaction to the general information.

In a letter to Stern, Rush indicated that he might call a hearing blwing the facts warrant public scrutiny. It just opens another can of worms.


Blowing the Whistle : The Culture of Fraud in the NBA

Donaghy also admitted that he had a severe gambling addiction, for which he was taking antidepressants. How much involvement does the league have in protecting those folks off the court?

Retrieved July 23, Donaghy also promised to “discuss the relationship that players, coaches and referees have with each other”. The Truth About Lies. Retrieved October 28, There definitely is their bunch of five or six guys that they tend to give everything to.

Order by newest oldest bpowing. Retrieved August 30, The New York Times. In Novembera man claiming to be an associate of the New York Him struck Donaghy with a paint roller extension bar, resulting in injuries to his knee and leg which required surgery.

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Donaghy was released from prison after serving 11 months blowkng was due to finish his sentence in a recovery house near Tampa, Floridawhere he will be treated for his gambling addiction as mandated by the court. During the process of editing and vetting the manuscript, which Triumph received from Donaghy in the spring, Random House and its imprint made the joint decision to cancel the book out of “concerns over potential liability,” according to an e-mail from a Triumph representative.

While the league devotes significant resources to monitor officials’ performance, it only found out about the affair when the FBI stumbled upon Donaghy in the midst of a broader organized crime investigation. Retrieved July 28, Archived from the original on September 15, Once everything got exposed in your bolwing life, how much lying in your personal life was brought into the light, and what was that experience like? 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?


Tim Donaghy

Archived from the original on August 30, Donaghy was featured in the released documentary film Dirty Games – The dark side of sports. Before Game 5 of the NBA FinalsDonaghy claimed that referees would be instructed to extend the series for financial reasons.

National Basketball Referees Association. Way prior to that it was way out of control with the golf and the casinos and the cards. This article needs to be updated. During his imprisonment, Donaghy was attacked and threatened.

Views Read Edit View history. Which QBs could be on the move in dongahy The gambling rules were revised to allow referees to engage in several forms of betting—though not on sports. Retrieved June 18, Everything you need to know 17h Kevin Seifert. 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: He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce in the tips-for-payoffs scheme.

It just was at a point where I was enjoying it too much, and it was consuming my life.

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How much did this influence your decision to go into the officiating business? Donaghy apologized in court, saying “I brought shame on myself, my family and the profession.

Te 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.