November 01, The following import are excerpts that have made their way into the press from the controversial and fittingly named book, Blowing the Whistle. The book written by Tim Donaghy, former NBA referee who was convicted and sent to prison due to gambling on NBA games, shared his thoughts, and lets some secrets out in a book that is sure to make David Stern cringe. The excerpts, which are very interesting, touch base on topics such as gambling amongst the league referees, star treatment, and makeup calls. However, one has to one what Donaghy would have to lose at this point?
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Submit August 19, am Disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy will reportedly finger as many as 20 other league officials as part of his cooperation with federal prosecutors probing an illegal gambling ring. The ex-ref is ready to give prosecutors the names of colleagues who allegedly had some involvement in gambling, according to ESPN Radio.
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 rules prohibit gambling among referees, with the excep tion of off-season wagering at racetracks. Referees who violate the policy can be fired. NBA officials yesterday declined to comment on the report. Sources close to the ever-widening FBI probe last week indicated the focus so far has been on professional gamblers, not accusations against NBA insiders or referees.
A spokesman for the National Basketball Referees Association, which represents NBA-level officials, strongly denied any wrongdoing among other referees. Meanwhile, Donaghy, who pleaded guilty last week to wagering on National Basketball Association games he officiated, got a visit at his Bradenton, Fla.
He is due to be sentenced Nov. Donaghy has claimed to be the victim of mob-linked pressure — allegedly from Gambino crime-family gangsters. His illegal-gambling scam spanned the past two seasons.
Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA
Short, squat, thick-necked, Ruggieri was built, some thought, like a small rhinoceros. In spheres other than the country-club set, he went by the nickname Rhino. Donaghy has written that Rhino had a handicapping system for picking NFL and college football winners. Concannon declined comment for this story. This was a clear violation of NBA rules, but Donaghy got over it.
REF BLOWING THE WHISTLE
Start your review of Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA Write a review Shelves: since-joining-goodreads , , worst-books-ever , hardwood-tales , true-crime This review was reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity. Please check out the site and comment on this review and others. The first thought that went through my head as I picked up Personal Foul, an insultingly cheesy title for a book, was, man, Tim Donaghy is a dickface, but I said it with a meh quality. As I read the text and realized Donaghy is indeed a dickface as well as an untalented, unfunny, ridiculously boring-redundant author , I said, with more energy, man, Tim Donaghy is a This review was reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity. But I had too. I wanted too even. And excruciating word after excruciating word, I kept reading.
How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games
Minnesota and New Orleans were in a tight game going into the last minute, and Crawford told us to make sure that we were percent sure of the call every time we blew the whistle. When play resumed, Minnesota coach Flip Saunders started yelling at us to make a call. Robinson got intimidated and blew the whistle on New Orleans. He stormed the court and kicked the ball into the top row of the stadium. Robinson had to throw him out, and Minnesota won the game. He even got specific — maybe we should have considered calling a traveling violation on Kevin Garnett. Talk about the politics of the game!
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