Shop our inventory for Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA by Tim Donaghy with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!. Blowing the whistle: the culture of fraud in the NBA by Tim Donaghy; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: National Basketball. Tim Donaghy is a former professional basketball referee who worked in the National Basketball . In the federal prison camp in Pensacola, Florida, Donaghy started to write his memoir, Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA.

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Donaghy was arrested again on December 22, for aggravated assault. Thee 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.

Donaghy book canceled over liability

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Archived from the original on Retrieved May 21, The Daily News reported that at his friends’ request, Donaghy passed word about the crews working the games they planned to bet on.

The report sent shock waves through the NBA. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

Blowing the Whistle : The Culture of Fraud in the NBA

In doing so, Donaghy disclosed classified information that he obtained as an NBA referee. On July 29,Donaghy was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York whisyle to 15 months in prison for his participation in the gambling scandal.

However, Donaghy’s publisher, Triumph Bookscanceled it because of liability concerns. Way prior to that it was way out of control with the golf and the casinos and the cards.


How much of a hand whisgle organized crime have in professional sports? At his home in Bradenton, Donaghy did not initially comment on his situation.

To make good choices moving forward is going to keep you from going down that slippery slope that I went down that turned my life upside down for a period of time.

The guy I think now is 75 years old. How much of your own fall do you think drew attention away from things that might still be going on or frankly things that the NBA might have known about? Retrieved October 27, Donaghy could face state charges”. You were the son of a college ref as well.

Retrieved August 16, But as soon as the story broke, David Stern said legal gambling will cost you your job, illegal gambling will cost you your freedom. And when you tell somebody how to call tye game, at times it puts one team at an advantage or a disadvantage. Donaghy also admitted that he had a severe gambling addiction, for which he was taking antidepressants. Yeah, the Philly comes out sometimes, in this case in both of you. They just kind of tell us how to call the games.

His lawyer has argued that the punishment should apply to only one season—a position supported by the government in court papers. The letter states that Donaghy “learned from Referee A that Referees A and F wanted to extend the series to seven games.

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Ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy: ‘Organized crime will always have a hand in sports’ | Sport | The Guardian

Berdan said the book was vetted, including one final look by a senior attorney from Random House, and was ready to go to press when the company decided not to publish the book. Despite the labor agreement for referees, which blowijg them from participating in almost all forms of gambling, it was revealed that about half of the NBA’s officials had made bets in casinos, albeit not with sportsbooks.


Retrieved June 11, Donaghy resigned from the league on July 9, [4] before donaaghy of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI for allegations that he bet on games that he officiated during his last two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in those games.

Archived from the original on September 15, The year-old, who features in a new documentary out Friday about the human propensity to lie and cheat, spoke to the Guardian about the unavoidable interplay between organized crime and pro sports, and how the NBA should come clean for what it is: 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 tiim, 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.