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Big Ten ref's checkered background scares fellow officials

Originally Published: December 19, 2007
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

When the phone started ringing and the e-mails began pouring into his inbox Wednesday morning, Barry Mano knew the news had finally spread. Four months after NBA official Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to betting on NBA games -- including games he officiated -- another scandal had rocked the officiating world.

A Yahoo! Sports investigation revealed that Big Ten referee Stephen Pamon, a crew chief who has worked for the conference since 1988, has a checkered history of bankruptcy, casino ...

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