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Donaghy's lawyer says NBA out to 'destroy' ex-ref financially

Updated: June 23, 2008, 10:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA wants to financially "destroy" disgraced referee Tim Donaghy for embarrassing the league during the playoffs with allegations that outcomes of previous games were purposely manipulated by bad calls, his lawyer charged Monday.

The attorney, John Lauro, asked a federal judge to force the league to produce more evidence supporting its demand Donaghy pay the NBA nearly $1.4 million in restitution as part of the sentence in his gambling case. The amount covers everything ...

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