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Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

Posted on: August 2, 2010 6:49 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2010 12:06 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Tim Donaghy did something bad, so he wrote a book. In this day, it's almost just what you do.

He wrote the book (or at least told someone what to write), to help pay off around $200,000 in debt and also to provide some financial stability for himself and his four daughters.

Donaghy though, an NBA official who famously bet on games and involved himself with organized crime, hasn't earned a penny from it, according to a report from The St. Petersburg Times.

Donaghy is stuck in a dispute with his publisher, VTi Group, over his book, Personal Foul. The first run of 10,000 books, sold within three weeks, said VTi chief executive Shawna Vercher in the report. But Donaghy and Vercher's relationship fell apart an in March, they cut ties entirely. The answer to the obvious question of why:
Donaghy said he broke things off because Vercher tried to tack on additional costs and wouldn't provide him with financial details. Vercher's side of the story: Donaghy called her office incessantly, became increasing hostile, demanded money and made veiled threats.

"Mr. Donaghy explained to me he had connections in the mob and the Gambino crime family and that they had an active member near me," said Vercher, 33.

Donaghy vehemently denied ever saying anything like that.

"She's using tabloid tactics to try to say I'm a bad person because the bottom line is she has not given me a full and accurate account of the profits and proceeds for Personal Foul ," said Donaghy, 43, who repeated a similar mantra about 20 times during an interview at a Panera Bread, near his Sarasota home.

The story also mentions that Vercher says she has information that Donaghy may have committed more serious crimes. And one other interesting thing of note from the story: Vercher said that in December, shortly after she started working as Donaghy's publisher-publicist, the ex-ref agreed to take a lie detector test. Then he backed out, saying he would fail if he was asked about fixing games. Of course, Donaghy denies this.

Before Donaghy ever sees a penny from the book, revenues go to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which will make sure the NBA gets its money. Donaghy served 15 months in prison and was ordered to pay $195,000 to the NBA.

The whole Tim Donaghy saga is a strange one and it appears to be getting stranger. Donaghy has little to no credibility and has been caught in his lies multiple times . So of course, in my mind, it's pretty clear as to who you should believe in this story.

Donaghy continues to pop up and just won't seem to go away. During the playoffs, he critiqued peformances from officials and even insinuated things like bias and favortism during the games. And then we see stories like this, with allegations that he's threatening his publisher. He admitted that he wrote the book only to make money but then he expects us to believe that he didn't exaggerate and add any sensational details in order to sell more?

Donaghy will eventually fade entirely into the background. But for anyone that actually believes his side of the story, reports like the one from today's St. Pete Times should make you think otherwise.

(Via TrueHoop )
Category: NBA
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:27 pm
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

There is toooooo much money to be made in and by the NBA to jeopardize it by turning it into some all-out gambling ring.
Put your conspirary theories for the  NBA backaway and start worrying about all these Professional Boxing  matches that are so blatantly fixed by the judges.lol   WTF.
Here's a newsflash for you.  There is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more money in boxing then the NBA will ever see again.   It's much more popular and brings in billions for a heck of a lot of people.  Now, I'm not saying boxing isn't fixed... what i'm asking you is why is it ok that you believe boxing is fixed but nobody is allowed to believe the NBA is rigged??

And finally, nobody said it was "all out" a gambling ring or that every single game is fixed or that every single champion is predetermined. Nobod said any other that so don't create an argument that only you are making.

What some of us are saying is the NBA is CROOKED... plenty of fixed games and favours going on..



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 12:45 pm
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

   See that,s not right now I,m having a bad day!Yell



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 12:44 pm
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

This a test I repeat this is a test of the Emergency  how the heck does the Administrator come up with these score test.I posted a comment and got a negative score for what reason I really don,t know.Therefor I,m kind of mad and I want to see what score I would get if I just wrote this and some JARBLE JARBLE FULUGUDEEWONK JARBLE JARBLE IS THE SCORING SYSTEM IN PLACE.NO OPINION HERE JARBLE JARBLE SKAGITTYCHUMP WOMP WOMP JARBLE JARBLE  I HOPE I CAN PROVE A POINT HERE  JARBLE JARBLE THIS IS SILLY ,LATER PEOPLE SHUZZINFOOF I,M OUTTA HERE.



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

  Think about it -Its definitely a conspiracy in this whole fraud called the NBA.NOT......... This former ref Donaghy got caught up in the evils of gambling.Mostly all people who do bigmoney time gambling eventually find themselves in a hole.On top of that ,he,s a NBA referre,they saw this guy coming a mile away.people are always on the lookout to make fast good money whether it was the mob or whomever I am sure Donaghy was being used as a puppet because of the unique position he was in.The thought that the entire NBA is a farce is completely RIDICULOUS.There is toooooo much money to be made in and by the NBA to jeopardize it by turning it into some all-out gambling ring.The NBA is extremely lucrative.There are blown callsin every sport,lots of games,all the time.MLB stikezones will have you staring at your TV set like wtf just happened.The NFL will have you saying why did,nt the ref call that hold damn every play    every Sunday.And the list goes on and on ....Put your conspirary theories for the  NBA backaway and start worrying about all these Professional Boxing  matches that are so blatantly fixed by the judges.lol   WTF.



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:54 am
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

The NBA is 50 times more crooked than Tim Donaghy ever will be. The NBA is probably paying this book publisher money to make Donaghy look worse than he already looks. The NBA wants this guy to go away and do you know why? Because what he's saying damages them. Most smart followers of sports know full well that the NBA officials favor superstar players and popular teams. The NBA is just like Pro wrestling, its all entertainment except that the NBA hasn't come out (like pro wrestling did) and say that the events are setups.

I think that people don't necessarily believe Donaghy, but they believe what he's saying. The stuff he's saying all  makes sense, it all checks out, it passes the checks and balances system. If you watch the games carefully and follow the NBA religiously, the stuff Tim says adds up.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 1:38 am
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

Smansback, thank you !!  I thought I was the only one that would understand corruption and how it's common in the NBA....  the guy was getting paid 5 thousand dollars by the mob every time he nailed a winner and was betting thousands himself and people on here say he didn't fix a game? LMAO OK MORONS !!!!!  Yeah, he just his chances right?? LOL

Two years ago was watching a Lakers playoff game. Kobe had the ball at the top of the key with his back facing the opposing teams basket. Somebody came over to double team him and he literally elbowed the guy in the jaw,, and down the guy went.  He passed it out to Fisher and swish, 3 pointer is good. 

So I own a PVR and I rewinded it freezing the play where Kobe smashed the guy. A ref was no more then 8 feet away with his hands on his knees staring at the play as it happened and it was the same ref raising his hands in the air when Fisher made the 3.  Trust me, when you see it in slow motion on pvr and watch the ref staring at the play and ignoring such a blatant foul it's actually kinda funny !!
First of all college football is the most corrupt sport hands down. Big money  controls every matchup for years down the line. Those poor college students...yeah NBA is the probably the least transparent pro sport with all the biases.  

Anyway getting back to Timmy D. He's crooked as they come and I believe he influenced games. It's nearly impossible to officiate a basketball game without letting personal feelings and motives get in the way.  
Thing is, you could argue that  he's simply a gambling addict. They do exist. He loved the rush of trying to predict a certain outcome with all his insider knowledge and not by  directly influencing it.   



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 1:17 am
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

Smansback, thank you !!  I thought I was the only one that would understand corruption and how it's common in the NBA....  the guy was getting paid 5 thousand dollars by the mob every time he nailed a winner and was betting thousands himself and people on here say he didn't fix a game? LMAO OK MORONS !!!!!  Yeah, he just his chances right?? LOL

Two years ago was watching a Lakers playoff game. Kobe had the ball at the top of the key with his back facing the opposing teams basket. Somebody came over to double team him and he literally elbowed the guy in the jaw,, and down the guy went.  He passed it out to Fisher and swish, 3 pointer is good.

So I own a PVR and I rewinded it freezing the play where Kobe smashed the guy. A ref was no more then 8 feet away with his hands on his knees staring at the play as it happened and it was the same ref raising his hands in the air when Fisher made the 3.  Trust me, when you see it in slow motion on pvr and watch the ref staring at the play and ignoring such a blatant foul it's actually kinda funny !!

The NBA is the most corrupt league in the world.....






Smansback
Since: May 29, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 12:21 am
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Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2010 11:09 pm
 

Donaghy in dispute with publisher over book

Sounds like BOTH OF THEM are sleezy, to me!!  There are some really lowdown publishers in this country.  And we already know the dirt on Donaghy.  Put the two of them together and you have ROLLER DERBY!


cindy2
Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2010 10:58 pm
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