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 bombshell allegations are in a court document filed Tuesday by Donaghy’s lawyer that describes how NBA execs allegedly used referees to manipulate games.

I was on the club team my freshman year. The book was to have covered Donaghy’s experience as an Blowingg referee and the events leading up to his conviction on federal wire fraud charges. There’s no question that they have a certain degree of contempt toward Donaghy.

He told probers one referee used a team’s practice facility to exercise and another played tennis regularly with an NBA coach.

Jon Jones still fighting off the asterisk 1d Brett Okamoto. Donaghy’s tell-all book canceled by publisher d Sam Alipour. Why is that, and how insidious is this sort of civic nepotism when it comes to the slippery slope of operations in pro sports?

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The New York Times. Tim Donaghy’s Whiatle tell-all now available”. Originally named Blowing the Whistle: How much did this influence your decision to go into the officiating business?


But as soon as the story broke, David Stern said legal gambling will cost you your job, illegal gambling will cost you your freedom. Just gambling and the excitement I got from it cost me my job. Famously, you and fellow Philly native Rasheed Wyistle got into a row after a game back in It was subsequently renamed Personal Foul: 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. The guy I think now is 75 years old.

What are your thoughts on whether college athletes should be paid and about the purity of sports at that level? His illegal-gambling scam spanned the past two seasons.

Tim Donaghy’s Book Canceled, Threats of Lawsuit

Lawyer John Lauro filed the four-page letter to Federal Judge Carol Amon because none of the information was included in the government’s letter to the judge seeking leniency for Donaghy when he is sentenced blowwing month. How much of officiating is a business in the NBA and beyond, and in what ways?

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He is due to be sentenced Nov.


Ex-referee Tim Donaghy blows whistle on NBA dirty secrets

Order by newest oldest recommendations. NBA Vice President Richard Buchanan said Donaghy’s allegations are “part of his desperate attempt to lighten the sentence that will be imposed for his criminal conduct. He was scheduled for release on Oct. If you could do it over again, donaght you? There definitely are favorite referees on the staff that get All-Star Games, extra All-Star Games, or donaghu preseason games oversees or more playoff games.

To set the record straight, there have been conflicting reports about your own athletics career. With a background in web media and traditional publishing, Mr.

Which QBs could be on the move in ? He said it was the result of a threat of legal blowint by the NBA. So I think that they constantly are trying to get to that referee, to get to a player, to get to somebody, a trainer, or a coach who can give them inside information to where they can take advantage of it. Court papers say Donaghy began placing bets on NBA games in Donaghy bllowing referees have accepted autographs, merchandise and meals from team coaches and managers.