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At his home in Bradenton, Donaghy did not initially comment on his situation.

Fessendenfederal plea bargains have no standing regarding state charges. Lbowing lot of times you need that door opened for you, but when you go through that door, you have to have the talent to do it, so, I think that in the Philadelphia area, a lot of doors are opened for a lot of people, but you have to be able to do the job in order to get it.

Yim from the original on August 30, Who would win in a footrace, you or Dick Bavetta?

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You appear in a new documentary about lying called Dis Honesty: Battista’s lawyer told the AP that his client expected to be indicted. Views Read Edit View history.

I can only attest to what was said in the locker room and amongst other referees: Smith Show suggested that Donaghy had gotten himself into debt and tried to make it up by betting donqghy games.


Retrieved June 18, Retrieved December 3, Tkm prior to that it was way out of control with the golf and the casinos and the cards. My heroes today are my kids. Detroit Pistons — Box Score — November 19, “. However, Donaghy’s publisher, Triumph Bookscanceled it because of liability concerns.

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New York Daily News. Donaghy was looking for his year-old daughter which he believed was doing drugs at a friend’s house. 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. Commissioner David Stern has called Donaghy’s allegations “baseless,” saying he tried to implicate others to secure a lighter sentence.

Retrieved 23 June Did you play on the baseball team there or not? Lewis leaving as Bengals coach, endorses Hue Cincinnati Bengals. How much involvement does the league have in protecting those folks off the court? He was released from a federal prison in Pensacola, Fla.

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Archived from the original on September 15, The book was released in December Before Game 5 of the NBA FinalsDonaghy claimed that referees would be instructed to extend the series for financial reasons.

The Daily News also learned that the bookies in the scandal were two high school classmates of Donaghy’s who embellished their mob ties. In Novembera man claiming to be an associate of the New York Mafia struck Donaghy with a paint roller extension bar, resulting in injuries to his knee and leg which required surgery.

Once everything got exposed in your professional life, how much lying in your personal life was brought into the light, and what was that experience like? The NBA knew about a lot of things, and their defense of this whole thing was to paint me in the worst light possible and act like it was one bad apple in the bunch.

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So if we pulled back the curtain on the NBA, and looked behind it, how much of a role does the league play in helping teams or fixing schedules or guaranteeing that certain teams make it to the playoffs and go far? You went to Villanova. Meaning, we see the game on the court, but folks who are stars in the league also are now public personas. Retrieved July 21, They just kind of tell us how to call the games. It just opens another can of worms.

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.

You were the son of a college ref as well. Order by newest oldest recommendations. So, when you start officiating, you hear about all of these guys, and you set your sights to be like them, which is to be itm successful at the top level, so, if you go about doing it the right way and attend a lot of camps and get seen by the right people and pushed in the right direction, you can become successful.

To set the record straight, there have been conflicting reports about your own athletics career. Prosecutors also said that Donaghy bet on games himself.