Coming up tonight at 9pm on The 2 Man Game, we take an entirely new look at the Tim Donagy scandal with author Sean Griffin. His new book, "Gaming the Game", challenges much of what's known about how it went down. Here's a synopsis from their website.
In June 2007, the FBI informed the NBA that one of its referees, Tim Donaghy, was the subject of a probe into illegal gambling. Within months, the public knew the broad outlines of a scheme involving Donaghy betting on games he officiated with a co-conspirator, longtime Donaghy acquaintance and professional gambler Jimmy "Baba" Battista. They were joined in the scandal by mutual childhood friend Tommy Martino. By November 2008, each man had pleaded guilty to charges relating to the conspiracy, and was in federal prison. The story was over. Or so it seemed to be.
Researched with dozens of interviews, court documents, betting records, referee statistics, and unique access to witness statements and confidential law enforcement files, Gaming the Game looks inside the FBI's investigation and beyond to provide the definitive account of the scandal. Jimmy Battista's remarkable decades-long bookmaking and betting career is examined; including, and especially, his role as architect of the widely publicized scandal. Battista, who unlike his co-conspirators never spoke with federal authorities, reveals for the first time intricate details of the scheme–most of which only he knows.
True Hoop had a great breakdown and reaction to the book last month. Tonight, we're going to talk to the author to get the whole scoop. Tune in at 9pm! The Phone Number to join in is (724) 444-7444. The
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