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Disgraced NBA Ref Tim Donaghy Was Assaulted in Prison

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy was attacked and injured in November by a fellow inmate with purported ties to the Mafia while he served his 15-month sentence in federal prison for attempting to alter the point spread in games that he officiated.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday that Donaghy, 42, a degenerate gambler whose illicit work as a zebra spanned 772 regular-season games and 20 playoff contests, was assaulted and struck “several times with a paint-rolling stick” by the alleged Corleone enforcer.

Donaghy, a weasel who pled guilty in a New York federal court in 2007 on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transferring betting information through interstate commerce, suffered ...

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