GAMBLING NBA REF LETS IT RIDE WITH FAMILY PHOTO-OP: The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS found disgraced NBA ref Tim Donaghy fleeing for his Florida home and apologizing for his actions - while posing with the dog and kids:
Donaghy plead guilty to gambling-related charges this week, admitting in court that he passed along inside info about games to his bookie buds. He also confessed to picking games in which he worked - all of which could lead up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.
Yesterday was the first time Donaghy spoke to the media about the whole affair, saying “I’m very sorry about what happened,” but adding, “I’m not going to say anything beyond that. This is an ongoing case - I can’t say anything else.”
He chatted while accompanied by his pooch and precocious kids out on the lawn of his home. (Playing the sympathy card, perhaps?) Donaghy’s current abode is located in a gated golf community near Bradenton.
But it looks like the ref will be trading one pair of gates for another soon enough.