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Delaney's life as a whistle-blower

NBA referee Bob Delaney was once a state trooper who helped infiltrate the mob. Q&A

Updated: February 11, 2008, 5:43 AM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to Page 2

NBA referees have had a rough go of late, beginning with Joey Crawford's suspension for his exchange with Tim Duncan during the 2007 playoffs, through the ongoing drama surrounding Tim Donaghy, who is about to be sentenced for fixing games in a gambling scam.

In this vocation, any publicity is bad publicity, and bad publicity is seemingly everywhere. But the league's officiating corps is more accurately represented by Bob Delaney -- a man of unquestionable integrity who once logged countless ...

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