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NBA Ref Pleads Guilty, Faces 25 Years in Prison

Former referee Tim Donaghy has pleaded guilty to felony charges for causing a betting scandal that devastated the NBA.

Donaghy faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced for conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce.

He was released on a $250,000 bond.

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Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and on NPR.org.
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