Stern: 'This Is An Isolated Case'


Sultan of Swat
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Globe And Mail -
David Stern insisted allegations a former referee bet on games was an isolated case and called it the worst situation he had experienced during his tenure as commissioner.

"Mr. Donaghy is the only referee alleged to have bet on NBA games and disclosed confidential information to others," Stern said Tuesday during a packed news conference. "I'll say it again, I understand this is an isolated case."

The FBI is investigating former referee Tim Donaghy for allegedly betting on games he officiated during the last two seasons. He is expected to turn himself in at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn later this week or early next week, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

"We understand he's accused of betting on games in the NBA," Stern said. "We're not positive it's games he worked."


Stern is the biggest piece of shit comissioner i have ever seen. The NBA is rigged!!! The Suns got robbed! This is some bullshit and something has to be done!!!


A Darker Knight
Well I doubt this is the ONLY case of under-the-table activities... It's just the others haven't been caught or are smart enough not to get caught. Not really isolated unless you're only talking about this case. There's no way an entire league can be clean.


Sultan of Swat
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The chairman of a House subcommittee is requesting a meeting with NBA commissioner David Stern concerning the betting scandal involving former referee Tim Donaghy.

Rep. Bobby Rush, who heads the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, said he is also considering calling a hearing on the matter "should the facts warrant public scrutiny.''

"If the allegations prove true, this could be one of the most damaging scandals in the history of American sports,'' the Illinois Democrat wrote in a letter sent to Stern on Wednesday and released to the press on Thursday.

Donaghy is the target of an FBI investigation for allegedly betting on games, including some he officiated, over the last two seasons. He resigned July 9.