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    FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    [size=14pt]FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked[/size]

    NEW YORK -- The FBI is investigating allegations that a veteran NBA referee bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated.

    According to a law enforcement official, authorities are examining whether the referee made calls to affect the point spread in games on which he or associates had wagered.




    Considering that the NBA already has a problem with the belief that their games are 'fixed' by the refs, this isn't going to go over well.

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    Now we know why the Timberwolves didn't make the playoffs.
    It's all starting to make sense.

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    I read that he ref'd the majority of the Clippers games.
    ;D

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    one more reason not to watch the NBA.

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    Everybody needs a hobby

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    Here's another quote from the article:

    The FBI probe, which began recently, also involves allegations that the referee had connections to organized crime associates. Other arrests are expected, the official said.

    The referee had a gambling problem, according to the official, and was approached by low-level mob associates through an acquaintance.

    So now the Mob's fixing NBA games?


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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    I love how ESPN edits their stories, but leaves them at the same link. The story I linked above now has a new headline, as well as a new beginning. It now reads like this:

    [size=14pt]Donaghy under investigation for betting on NBA games[/size]

    NBA referee Tim Donaghy is under investigation by the FBI for allegations that he bet on games that he officiated over the past two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in games, multiple sources told ESPN.

    Donaghy, a 13-year veteran of the league, is aware of the investigation and resigned from the NBA recently.


    How many people were absolutely sure that it was going to turn out to be the guy that ejected Duncan in the playoffs?

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    UffDaVikes brought this up in another thread, and I didn't believe him... but I checked and now I understand so much more about what happened on that fateful day...

    When the age of the Vikings came to a close, they must have sensed it. Probably, they gathered together one evening, slapped each other on the back and said, "Hey, good job." - Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts]

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    He probably worked the viking games with pete rose

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    Re: FBI probes allegations NBA ref bet on games he worked

    Even though It's probably wrong, I still smile when I think of that ref getting beaned with wuth the glass bottle at the Vikings fan.

    That fan spoke for disgruntled fans everywhere.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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