Donaghy wants probation for helping with betting probe

Updated: May 20, 2008, 9:09 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Disgraced referee Tim Donaghy should be sentenced to probation because he cooperated in the probe into NBA betting and because he has "a pathological gambling condition," his lawyers said in a letter filed in court Monday.

In the letter to U.S. District Court Judge Carol B. Amon, filed in Brooklyn federal court, lawyers for Donaghy argued their client's cooperation with government investigators in the betting probe "will lead to future reforms that will change the way ...

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