Monday, July 23, 2007

NBA Ref Fears Mob Retribution

An important lesson learned from the NBA referee betting scandal: If you side yourself with the mob, get caught by the Feds betting on games and then start cooperating with authorities, fear for your life. According to

NBA referee Tim Donaghy who's being investigated by the FBI for betting on games he worked, had local lawmen at his Florida home Sunday because of threatening phone calls he's received, according to The New York Post.

Three squad cars from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrived at Donaghy's home in Bradenton, Fla.

"Our concern is for his safety and his family's safety," Sheriff's Lt. Robert McNealy told the newspaper for a story in Monday's editions. "We are definitely going to share any information we get with the FBI."

The Donaghy's family is even urging him to enter the federal witness-protection program, according to one friend interviewed in The New York Post.

Click here to read the full story in the New York Post.

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