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Old 08-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #46
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Default Re: TimDonaghy will name 20 other NBA Refs who bet

the first post says COMING UP ON SPORTSCENTER and you know hwat everyone assumed, that is breaking news. So they assumed its an ever huger (is that a word?) scandal than Donaghy betting. Thats all i was saying, it was just a blurb on sportscenter, short little thing.

thats all i was saying. some of you jumped on me cause you already discussed this like you knew what it was about cause you didnt actually READ or click on the link. Just commented...
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #47
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after what happened to the mavs in miami.... good.

I just hope I here that David Stern is involved. I hate that guy
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:03 PM   #48
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I could be wrong , but I thought I read the NBA has alot of referee's , for some reason the number 30 or 60 sticks in my head (must include development league etc.) .
Any case the article was interesting , my question if this ref was so involved was it a financial problem or recreational fun ?
If it was a finiancial burden (with the boat load of money he was making a year) who the fick paid his $250k bail ?????

IMO Stern has to stay put and clean up this mess. I wouldn't think he would step down until at least a year or two passes.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:07 PM   #49
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Default Re: TimDonaghy will name 20 other NBA Refs who bet

First of all, a lot of you have the wrong idea. He's not saying 20 refs gambled on games they officiated. He's saying 20 refs gambled in general.

Buuuuut, this is a big deal because Stern, since this thing started, has said he would fire ANY referee for ANY type of gambling.

Now, that is a big deal.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:10 PM   #50
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Yea I found a rate link -
60 NBA ref's under contract

http://www.rateitall.com/t-23900-nba...pagesiz e=all

This ref wasn't a freindly neighbor either -

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07206/804109-275.stm
(probably posted before)
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:44 PM   #51
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Snitches get stitches.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:36 PM   #52
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Former NBA official Tim Donaghy will reportedly give federal prosecutors information that will implicate other referees in some forms of gambling activity as part of his cooperation with government officials.

The offenses might not include any criminal activity, but could draw the ire of NBA commissioner David Stern, who has insisted the Donaghy situation was that of a "rogue, isolated criminal."

A report on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York said Donaghy will give prosecutors as many as 20 names of other NBA officials and will detail their involvement in some form of gambling activity. The specifics of the gambling allegations are reportedly believed to include betting in casinos.

"As far as we know, the misconduct was isolated to one individual, and we'll stand by that until proven otherwise," National Basketball Referees Association director Lamell McMorris told ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan. "We'll review whatever information Tim Donaghy alleges, but as far as we're concerned, the only person whose conduct has been proven wrong is Tim Donaghy. We're dealing with truth, not hearsay, and the truth is that the only person who has pleaded guilty to any kind of wrongdoing is Tim Donaghy."

NBA spokesman Brian McIntyre said the league had received no information regarding the possibility of other officials being investigated.

The NBA's collective bargaining agreement with the officials bans gambling by referees, although there is one exception -- officials are allowed to go to the racetrack and bet on horses during the offseason.

Donaghy, who pleaded guilty on Thursday and was released on $250,000 bond, faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 9 for conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce. He also must pay a $500,000 fine and at least $30,000 in restitution to the government.

Calm down.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:12 PM   #53
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^agreed.... calm down is the right approach...

If there was any creedence to any other refs doing what Donaghy did, it would be front page news everywhere.... there is nothing to substantiate anything yet!

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Old 08-17-2007, 11:45 PM   #54
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PATIENCE. we'll see what happens but it's not like just because Donaghy said something it's the truth, if he said it that is
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:46 PM   #55
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Hahah is that all you care about? The league is about to take a massive hit and all you can talk about is how you got screwed two years ago? wow man wow. What do you want to happen? To be able to say "I told you so" to everyone on ish?

If that was your team being bent over and F#CKED six ways toward sunday out of a ring and their first championship, I'm pretty sure you would be damn bitter also.

This is the bed this league has made and now they have to lie in it.
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