Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, whose officiating profession was flushed down the bathroom when it was revealed he wager on video games, was arrested Tuesday in Florida for aggravated assault with a hammer.
Donaghy, who was launched from jail in 2009, allegedly threatened somebody with the instrument whereas making an attempt to guard his daughter. In keeping with TMZ, Donaghy was making an attempt to separate her from somebody he believed she was doing medication with.
Donaghy threatened to make use of the hammer in opposition to one other man, brandishing it as a deterrent throughout an altercation, per TMZ. The location reported that Donaghy’s lawyer claims the previous ref didn’t tee anybody up with the instrument and was utilizing it just for self-defense.
Donaghy officiated greater than 700 NBA video games and 20 playoff video games between 1994-2007. The Philadelphia native stop amid an FBI investigation into allegations Donaghy wager on video games he labored and he influenced closing scores that affected level spreads. Donaghy pleaded responsible in 2007 and was sentenced to 15 months in jail.