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Tim Donaghy’s tell-all book canceled by publisher

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How much of your own fall ths you think drew attention away from things that might still be going on or frankly things that the NBA might have known about? In doing so, Donaghy disclosed classified information that he obtained as an NBA referee. You went to Villanova. Retrieved June 11, Donaghy was released from prison after serving 11 months and 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.

Donaghy was one of three referees who worked the Pacers—Pistons brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19,which ended in a whkstle between Pacers players and Pistons fans. You appear in whixtle new documentary about lying called Dis Honesty: Show 25 25 50 All.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Donaghy also admitted that he had a severe gambling addiction, for which he was taking antidepressants. However, Donaghy’s publisher, Triumph Bookscanceled it because of liability concerns. The Daily News reported donagyh at his friends’ request, Donaghy passed word about the crews working the games they planned to bet on. If you could go back, where would you pinpoint to the single moment where maybe you could have made a different decision?


Sport betting US sports Basketball features. There definitely is their bunch of five or six guys that they tend to give everything to. There’s no question that they have a certain degree of contempt toward Donaghy. Retrieved October 10, This article needs to be updated.

The book was to have covered Donaghy’s experience as an NBA referee and the events bloding up to his conviction on federal wire fraud charges. Tim knew Referees A and F to be ‘company men’, always acting in the interest of the NBA, and that night, it was in the NBA’s interest to add another game to the series.

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

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During a regular-season game, Donaghy called a technical foul on Rasheed Wallacethen playing with the Portland Trail Blazersfor throwing a ball at another official during a game.

Donaghy could face state charges”. Former NBA ref surrenders to charges he bet on games he officiated.

The two got into an argument and Donaghy told the house owner he was going to hit him with a hammer had he come any closer. National Basketball Referees Association.

During his imprisonment, Donaghy was attacked and threatened. The gambling rules were revised to allow referees to engage in several forms of betting—though not on sports.

His lawyer said it was all a misunderstanding. Donaghy was featured in the released documentary film Dirty Games – The dark side of sports. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on July 29, Retrieved July 28, Pat Berdan, a senior consultant at Executive Prison Consultants and Donaghy’s liaison to the publisher, said that the decision not to publish the book came two weeks ago.

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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, [49] which it was. He gave gambling associates sensitive information, including which crews would officiate games and how the various officials and players interacted. He was released from a federal prison in Pensacola, Fla.


In the federal prison camp in Pensacola, FloridaDonaghy started to write his memoir, Blowing the Whistle: Donaghy, 42, remains behind bars for a probation violation following his month prison sentence.

Archived from the original on September 15, 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. What really happened was Rasheed was upset that I had called a technical foul on him for throwing the ball at another official during the game … he had thirty-some points, they won by 20, and he was waiting for me out in the parking garage, and when I came out, he said something to me, and instead of me walking away, the Philly in me came out, and I said something smart back to him, which led to him just losing his temper a little bit.

I think when I got caught up in the big money gim 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.