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The Daily News also learned that the bookies in the scandal were two high school classmates of Donaghy’s who embellished their mob ties.

Archived from the original on September 15, Famously, you and fellow Philly native Rasheed Wallace got into a row after a game back in How much did this influence your decision to go into the officiating business? What are your thoughts on whether college athletes should be paid and about the purity of sports at that level?

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Richt’s Miami tenure showed early promise, but exposed bigger problems Miami Hurricanes. Donaghy also promised to “discuss the relationship that players, coaches and referees have with each other”. His actions “compromised his objectivity as a referee because of his personal financial interest in the outcome of NBA games,” the government said.

Retrieved from ” https: 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”.


He was released from a federal prison in Pensacola, Fla. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on July 29, You could say it is the most star-oriented league in the business, and there are certain athletes who have talked about this.

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Wikinews has related news: Retrieved July 28, As a result of the betting scandal, Stern revised the thf on the behavior of NBA referees during the Board of Governors’ meeting in Donaghy was looking for his year-old daughter which he believed was doing drugs fim a friend’s house.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. The teams were not named, but the Western Conference Finals was the only seven-game series that year. In a letter to Stern, Rush indicated that he might call a hearing “should the facts warrant public scrutiny. Archived from the original on January 12, Retrieved August 1, Commissioner David Stern has called Donaghy’s allegations “baseless,” saying he tried to implicate others to secure a lighter sentence.

Donaghy, 42, remains behind bars for a probation violation following his month prison sentence. Donaghy was featured in the released documentary tje Dirty Games – The dark side of sports. Sport betting US sports Basketball features. Will Miami’s big chance on Manny Diaz pay off? Yeah, the Philly comes out sometimes, in this case in both of you. Views Read Edit View history.

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On June 10,Donaghy’s attorney filed a court document alleging, among other things, that Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings was fixed by two referees. His lawyer has argued that the punishment should apply to only one season—a position supported by the government in court papers. Doonaghy leaving as Bengals coach, endorses Hue Cincinnati Donzghy. Donaghy also admitted that he had a severe gambling addiction, for which he was taking antidepressants.


Donaghy resigned from the league on July 9, [4] before reports of an investigation by the Tthe Bureau of Investigation FBI for allegations that he bet on games that he officiated during his last two seasons and rhe he made calls affecting the point spread in those games. 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.

Blowing the Whistle : The Culture of Fraud in the NBA

Retrieved May 21, You were the son of a college ref as well. The letter states that Donaghy “learned from Referee A that Referees A and F wanted to extend the series to seven games. Villanova University Bachelor’s Degree There definitely is their blosing of five or six guys that they tend to give everything to. Certainly organized crime played a role in the storyline here.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? The NBA knew about a lot of things, and their defense of this whole thing was to paint me in the worst light possible and act like it was one bad whislte in the bunch.

You appear in a new documentary about lying called Dis Honesty: How much of that happens off the court, in terms of protecting the image and the stars of the game? Who was your hero growing up?