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 WASHINGTON (AP) -The chairman of a House subcommittee is requesting a meeting with NBA commissioner David Stern concerning the betting scandal involving former referee Tim Donaghy.
Rep. Bobby Rush, who heads the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, said he is also considering calling a hearing on the matter ``should the facts warrant public scrutiny.''
``If the allegations prove true, this could be one of the most damaging scandals in the history of American sports,'' the Illinois Democrat wrote in a letter sent to Stern on Wednesday and released to the press on Thursday.
Donaghy is the target of an FBI investigation for allegedly betting on games, including some he officiated, over the last two seasons. He resigned July 9.
Rush wrote that he appreciated the need for the league to conduct its own investigation and that he would like to meet with Stern at ``the earliest appropriate time.''
``Unfortunately, fairly or not, the NBA, more than any other professional sport, has been consistently dogged with allegations that league referees needlessly affect the outcomes of games by making bad calls,'' Rush wrote.
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