View Full Version : Another NBA REF may be involved in scandal.

07-14-2008, 07:15 PM
Donaghay made 134 calls to fellow ref Scott Foster. According to a story published on Monday by Fox News web site the majority of the calls lasted no more than two minutes and occurred before and after games that Donaghy had officiated and on which he admits wagering. When asked if he was under investigation by the NBA, the Government or anyone else?,"Foster said he was unaware of it. He declined to comment on his relationship to Donaghy and the nature of the calls. Sounds like Mr. Stern may have more problems to deal with. For my money, "if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, chances are good that it IS a duck!". Its a dark day for those who love professional basketball.

07-15-2008, 07:54 AM
hardly a dark day if it leads to Stern getting booted out of office.

Its sad how believeable the allegations of a fixed game are.

07-16-2008, 12:25 AM
anyone really buy into sterns "he was the only one" claims?!?!



07-16-2008, 06:12 AM
Wouldn't be surprising at all...

07-16-2008, 12:06 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada (7/15/08) News reports have revealed that NBA referee Scott Foster was involved in over 130 suspicious phone calls with disgraced ref Tim Donaghy. An examination by RJ Bell of Pregame.com of betting patterns in Scott Fosters games raises even more questions.

During the 2006-07 period under investigation, seven games refereed by Scott Foster had lopsided enough betting on one team to move the point spread by at least 2 points; those seven teams were undefeated against Vegas meaning that the big-money gamblers won a 7 of 7 times on Fosters games; the odds of that happening randomly are less than 1%.Statistics alone cannot convict, but its certainly noteworthy that seven times in Fosters games one team was bet extremely heavily, and all seven times that team won, said RJ Bell of Pregame.com.

Two of those seven games stand out: On January 19, 2007 the Kings opened as a 1.5 favorites at Boston; betting on Sacramento moved the line to -4.5. Kings won by 5, shooting 25 free throws, versus only 14 free throws for the home team Celtics. On March 20, 2007 the Nuggets opened as 2.5 point underdogs at New Jersey. Denver was bet so heavily, they closed as 1 point favorites. Denver won by 4, shooting 32 free throws versus only 22 for the home team Nets.

In prior reporting widely carried by the national media, RJ Bell of Pregame.com uncovered that big-money bettors won 15 straight lopsidedly bet games refereed by Tim Donaghy during the 2006-2007 season.

Inside the numbers of this study: Teams bet in a disproportionate fashion typically win only around 50% against the Las Vegas line. Wins and losses determined against the opening number