What is the worst sports scandal going on today?

Posted by Andy Durham on July 25, 2007 at under Professional | 4 Comments to Read

What is the worst Professional sports scandal going on today? Is it the Barry Bonds steroid case in Major League baseball, or do you pick the Michael Vick dog-fighting ring from the NFL, or is it the NBA gambling scandal?

The newest scandal from the NBA is highlighted below with excerpts from the Phoenix Suns News:

NBA ref investigated in gambling scandal
“As we previously stated, we have been cooperating with the FBI in their investigation of allegations that a single NBA referee bet on NBA games that he officiated”

The FBI is investigating allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated. Defense attorney John Lauro confirmed Donaghy is under investigation but refused to comment on the allegations or the case.

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.

The law enforcement official, who spoke to the Associated Press last Friday on condition of anonymity, said the referee was aware of the investigation and had made arrangements to surrender as early as this week to face charges. The official is familiar with the investigation but was not authorized to speak publicly about it. The law enforcement official said the bets involved thousands of dollars and were made on games during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons.

What do you think, what’s the worst sports scandal going on today?


  • Marshall Brown said,

    All three are pretty bad, but I really can’t stand the Mike “Oogie” Vick scandal. I must be an animal lover cause it just turns my stomach everytime this is on tv or radio. The dog fights are bad enough, but its all the details about how he put them to death. What kind of sick human being wants to hang or electricute a dog? Anyone who would do this to a dog would do the same to a human. I say throw this guy to the dogs, 11 mad dobermans, and lets see if he can escape that blitz!

  • Andy said,

    This is what Ted said:
    on July 24th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Michael is my favorite player and Virginia Tech rules and I don’t think that
    they will end up throwing Michael under the jail. Mike was great in college
    and he has been more than reputable in the pros. Why is there so much hate
    on Mike Vick. Who cares about some stupid dogs? What about all those dogs
    that end up dying after the Alaskan dog races in the snow storms? Is dog racing
    really any different from dog fighting. In both cases the dogs are fighting for
    their lives. Give Vick a break, Atlanta Falcon fans have paid good money to see
    their team play decent football and why should we let some dead dog issue get
    in the way. I know for a fact that Vick did not bet on the dog fights. I know what
    type of person Vick really is and he don’t bet or gamble. Forget about these dumb
    dogs, “We want football and We want Vick in 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia”.

  • Marshall Brown said,

    Mike Vick will not play football this year, if it was up to me he would never play again. It is obvious that Ted is just trying to get things stirred up which is fine by me. I was a big Vick fan before this happened, but he will not get a break. The break he has coming has already passed him by, when he went down with that broken leg. They need to break both his legs and leave him out in the dessert somewhere, or better yet leave him in Alaska so the huskies can gnaw on his carcass as they go by. It will give them a little more energy to finish the race. The dog races up in AK are very wrong too, two wrongs do not make a right. It was fine back in the day when it was one of the only ways to get around up there, but to work those dogs half to death for a stupid race ain’t right. I doubt they hang the ones that finish the race though…

  • Kevin said,

    I think the basketball referee scandal is the worst. As bad as Vick was playing, I don’t think he would have been the starter for them down the road anyway. But with some of the questionable calls in the NBA this year, this scandal could haunt the league for months — perhaps years — to come.