Tim Donaghy reported to prison Tuesday

24 09 2008

Tim Donaghy reported to prison Tuesday in Florida, but many of the issues he raised about the culture of the NBA’s officiating remain unresolved.While NBA clubs gear up for the start of another training camp, disgraced referee Tim Donaghy began serving a 15-month sentence on Tuesday at a minimum-security federal prison camp in Pensacola, Fla.
Donaghy, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons, created a public-relations nightmare for the league when he pleaded guilty last year to felony gambling charges. Two other gamblers who attended a Philadelphia-area high school with Donaghy — James “Baba” Battista and Thomas Martino — also pleaded guilty in the tips-for-payoffs gambling scheme. Battista was sentenced to 15 months; Martino to a year.
Over the past year, NBA commissioner David Stern has cast Donaghy — 41 and a divorced father of four young girls — as a “rogue, isolated criminal” solely responsible for the betting scandal that threatened the credibility of the league and its referees. No other refs have been charged, nor has the league publicly announced disciplinary action against any others.

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21 06 2012
Joe (21:52:00) :

STERN’s MOTTO is:

1: ADMIT NOTHING
2: DENY EVERTHING
3: COMMENCE COUNTER-ALLEGATIONs

Of course STERN is going to attack this guy and say he is rogue cause STERN is the real nefarious person behind the scenes.

CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN. DEMAND THAT THEY HOLD A HEARING WHERE THEY QUESTION THE NBA REFS AND COMMISSIONER. LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN.

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