Starting with this afternoon’s Outside the Lines and SportsCenter, ESPN presented reporter Mark Schwarz’ one-on-one interview with former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who served more than 15 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and transmitting wagering information across state lines.
Schwarz interviewed Donaghy this morning in Tampa, Fla. focusing on Donaghy’s betting on games, including games in which he officiated. Also covered was Donaghy’s interaction with the Mafia and his claims that certain NBA refs have influenced games based on their own biases. ESPN Radio’s Scott Van Pelt also interviewed Donaghy, as did ESPN.com senior NBA writer Henry Abbott, who will post his piece and video Monday afternoon.
Outside the Lines Interview
To listen to part of the interview click on the link below: