In , Donaghy, a longtime NBA referee, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and to disclosing confidential information regarding NBA. We’ve obtained a copy of Tim Donaghy’s book, Blowing the Whistle, which purports to expose the NBA’s “culture of fraud” and which Random. Blowing the whistle: the culture of fraud in the NBA by Tim Donaghy; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: National Basketball.

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The wyistle allegations are in a court document filed Tuesday by Donaghy’s lawyer that describes how NBA execs allegedly used referees to manipulate games. And when you tell somebody how to call a game, at times it puts one team at an advantage or a disadvantage.

Show 25 25 50 All. Cover of the book. Lauro said he withheld the names of the teams, referees and league officials because the feds may still investigate the allegations for possible fraud. wyistle

How much of a hand does organized crime have in professional sports? He’s angry that the feds offered plea deals to Donaghy’s betting accomplices that give them less jail time than the disgraced ex-ref, despite his extensive cooperation.

It just was at a point where Blowlng was enjoying it too much, and it was consuming my life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The NBA remains vigilant in protecting the integrity of our game. But as soon as the story broke, David Stern said legal gambling will cost you your job, illegal gambling will cost you your freedom.

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A spokesman for the National Basketball Referees Association, which represents NBA-level officials, strongly denied any wrongdoing among other referees. We always imagined it was a fight about the best cheesesteak in Philly. The ref-in-exile — reportedly on antidepressants and struggling with his gambling addiction — has received regular visits from local cops to make sure he is alive and well, a source said.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Will Miami’s big chance on Manny Diaz pay off? Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Donaghy after learning that his original publishing deal fell through. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Lauro has gone to war against Brooklyn federal prosecutors. Certainly organized crime played a role in the storyline here.

The Lakers outscored the Kings at the foul line, winning that game and the next to take the series. 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. Once everything got exposed in your professional life, how much lying in your personal life was brought into the light, and what was that experience like?

Why is that, and how insidious is this sort of civic nepotism when it comes to the slippery slope of operations in pro sports?

If you could go back, where would you pinpoint to the single moment where maybe you could have made a different decision? Growing up I loved the Philadelphia 76ers: He is due to be sentenced Nov. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Ex-referee Tim Donaghy blows whistle on NBA dirty secrets

So I knew it was something that I wwhistle going to pursue, and I just wanted to pursue it at a higher level.

His actions “compromised his objectivity as a referee because of his personal financial interest in the outcome of NBA games,” the government said. 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 conaghy and get seen by the right people and pushed in the right direction, you can become successful.


The only criminal activity uncovered is Mr. Meanwhile, Donaghy, who pleaded guilty last week to wagering on National Basketball Hwistle games he officiated, got a visit at his Bradenton, Fla.

He was released from a federal prison in Pensacola, Fla. My heroes today are my kids.

Tim Donaghy’s Book Canceled, Threats of Lawsuit

How much did this influence your decision to go into the officiating business? The allegations about other refs and gambling — believed to include betting in casinos — may not rise to the level of criminal activity, ESPN said. NBA Vice President Richard Buchanan thf Donaghy’s allegations are “part of his desperate attempt to lighten the sentence that will be imposed for his criminal conduct. How much of officiating is a business in the NBA and beyond, and in what ways?

Just gambling and the excitement I got from it cost me my job.

There definitely are favorite referees on the blowinb that get All-Star Games, extra All-Star Games, or better preseason games oversees or more playoff games. 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 sonaghy period of time.

He said it was the result of a threat of legal action by the NBA. Donaghy’s tell-all book canceled by publisher d Sam Alipour.

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