"Big Brother" lives


#1

Don’t mess with the US sport leagues…

per ESPN

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy’s tell-all book has been canceled by Triumph Books and parent company Random House.

“Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA” was slated for publication later this month. The book was to have covered Donaghy’s experience as a NBA referee and the events leading up to his conviction on federal wire fraud charges.
Pat Berdan, a consultant at Executive Prison Consultants and Donaghy’s liaison to the publisher, said the decision not to publish the book came two weeks ago. He said it was the result of a threat of legal action by the NBA.


#2

The NBA just doesn’t want the general public to know how corrupt their league really is.


#3

I wouldn’t say David Stern = Vince McMahon. But I think there are some valid comparisons.


#4

http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read


#5

Pretty damning stuff. If I’m Donaghy, I self publish on a website or something. What are they going to do, throw him in jail?


#6
[quote="eric17, post:4, topic:157"][url=http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read]http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read[/url][/quote]

What are they going to do, throw him in jail?

You’re be surprised.


#7
[quote="eric17, post:4, topic:157"][url=http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read]http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read[/url][/quote]

Pretty damning stuff. If I’m Donaghy, I self publish on a website or something. What are they going to do, throw him in jail?

I’m assuming that you don’t realize that deadspin is a satire website. None of that stuff was actually in the book.


#8
[quote="eric17, post:4, topic:157"][url=http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read]http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read[/url][/quote]

Pretty damning stuff. If I’m Donaghy, I self publish on a website or something. What are they going to do, throw him in jail?

I’m assuming that you don’t realize that deadspin is a satire website. None of that stuff was actually in the book.


A) No, they’re not a satire website. B) They could only press civil charges, and I doubt he’s got much money left.