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If you’ve read Bob Delaney’s book, “Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob,” then you know the story of the current NBA referee who, as an undercover officer for the New Jersey State Police, helped to bring down powerful New Jersey crime syndicates in the mid-1970s. NBA ref and mob undercover cop: That’s two lifetimes for most people. In one you’re mixing with criminals and tough guys to try and bring a little justice to a lawless world, and the other involves working with the mob.
(”Excuse me stranger, could you direct me to the Bada Bing?”)
When Delaney woke up this morning, he did not get himself a gun. Those days are over, but he talked about them recently in an ESPN radio interview. Some pretty compelling stuff. Read more…
An NBA referee comes out with a new book detailing his past adventures working undercover with the mafia:
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED chats with Bob Delaney, a 20-year court veteran and former New Jersey state trooper, who writes about his experiences with Tony Sparano…er, Tony Soprano types in “Covert: My Years Infiltrating The Mob.”
The book, targeted for a February release, describes Delaney’s three-year saga as an undercover cop in the 1970s. His dangerous work helped bring in 30 members of the Bruno and Genovese crime families. But it also brought about feelings of guilt for turning in people he became very close to, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.