|Lawyer: NBA's trying to vilify disgraced ref|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 23 June 2008 05:47|
In a letter filed Monday in Brooklyn federal court, attorney John Lauro renews his accusation that the league is trying to punish Donaghy for alleging that referee misconduct is rampant. That's something the NBA denies.
The NBA contends Donaghy should return his wages for games on which he bet or provided tips to gamblers. It also wants him to pick up a hefty tab from a law firm that interviewed dozens of other referees as part of the investigation.
A court hearing is set for Wednesday on the restitution issue. Donaghy is to be sentenced July 14.