Stern To Refs: Don't Worry

Babe_Ruth

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Philadelphia Inquirer -
NBA comissioner David Stern is urging the league's referees not to worry about potential repercussions from gambling allegations made by disgraced referee Tim Donaghy.

"Why would we believe anything he says?" Stern told USA Today while attenting the National Basketball Referees Foundation Conference. "What we're going to do is give all 60 referees a chance to give us information about their activities, while legal, that violate our rules."

Donaghy will turn over the names of former colleagues who bet at golf courses, racetracks during the season and casinos, and are involved in football pools, sources told the Daily News last week. He reportedly gave federal prosecutors information that will implicate about 20 other referees as part of his plea agreement. He has plead guilty to two felonies and is awaiting sentencing Nov. 9.

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Xepa

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Risky move; I stunningly don't have an opionion on this.

Could be really bold damage control.

Or could fuel more conspiracy.

Either way, we'll see how Stern's route to reaction will
wind up. I believe we're in the eye of the storm right now.
 
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Zanthrax54

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lol, yeah Stern, NO OTHER REFS WERE INVOLVED...RIGHT, NOW JUST KEEP YOUR EAR PLUGS IN, PUT YOUR ROSE TINTED GLASSES ON, AND SPEAK TO THE WALL...
 

StroShow

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He's obviously going to come out with that statement to try to take away attention towards this situation. He's definitly going to investagate every name that Tim Donaghy is going to name. He has to if he wants secure is job, and not let this situation rise up again in a few years.