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Prosecutors say Donaghy should get break for fessing up to gambling

Updated: June 3, 2008, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Just before an NBA game on Dec. 26, 2006, Tim Donaghy overheard an official scorekeeper say that one of the teams playing that night, the Memphis Grizzlies, was "all banged up" with injuries.

The passing remark prompted the veteran referee to pick up the phone.

Donaghy secretly called a coconspirator in a gambling scheme to recommend betting on the opponent, the Washington Wizards. The Wizards won, 116-101, easily beating the spread.

Prosecutors detailed the ...

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