Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gamblin Ref Tim Donaghy Won't Be Sentenced Until April

Well... if you're like me and were really looking forward just how long Tim Donaghy is going to be locked up for doing what millions have believed has been going on for years (and may possibly still be going on), well, you're going to have to wait for at least another 3 and a half months. From

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy's sentencing on two felony charges stemming from a basketball gambling scam has been delayed again until April.

Donaghy, who pleaded guilty last August to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transmitting betting information across state lines, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. April 18 in New York.

Donaghy, 41, has been free on $250,000 bond. He resigned as an NBA referee on July 9.

Court papers say Donaghy started placing bets on NBA games in 2003. He then gave gamblers inside information, including tips on which crews would officiate games and how the various officials and players interacted, according to the documents. He faces up to 25 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine.

At least for Timmy, it'll be warmer when he hits the slammer and the summer leagues may be about to start up. I'm sure they could always use a few extra refs to settle those disputes.