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
â€œAs 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 officiatedâ€
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?