By Josh Hart and Sophie Eager
Nov 27, 2009
NBA referee Tim Donaghy is out of jail, but the NBA is still taking heat and now 13 referees are accused by a "source" of being involved in a betting scandal. The New York Daily News reports, "Jimmy Battista, a former professional gambler who first met Donaghy when they attended the same Philadelphia-area high school," and claims it wasn't difficult to get him to participate, but where does this new number of a baker's dozen come into play?
The details are in a 7News Sports report from Boston and they cite a source that "says Battista showed him what the gambler claims are phone records and game notes confirming the names of all 13 referees involved." See here for the details.
More sports fix...David Beckham and other soccer stars (footballers) could lose millions of pounds after buying expensive apartments in Dubai. The 34-year-old is not the only footballer that has invested in the £1 million villas on the islands shaped like a palm tree.
Other Premier League players to have bought property include Michael Owen, David James, Joe Cole and Kieron Dyer. However, the developer Nakheel has now run out of money and said it is no longer able to pay its debts.
There are now fears that the Palm Jumeirah project may not get finished. The players' expensive pads could then be situated next to an unfinished construction site, which could see the price of their properties dropping.