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He is out of prison and he is calling foul on the NBA this despite -- he's admission to betting on basketball games including some he refereed.
But after nearly a year in prison he stands by the statement that he did not fix any of the games.
Notice first cable news interview -- -- -- author of personal foul.
It's here now.
-- -- Brian Sullivan welcome to the program.
YouTube you admit you bet on some of the -- -- officiating but to argue in your book that you did not change how you called the gains it seems contradictory explained.
I think it is a little bit contradictory and it's hard for people understand.
That I was able to put the -- aside from.
Being able to roughly the games.
Based on what he calls were on the floor.
In what you are you in the book is that other arrests.
Had personal biases.
-- -- that you knew about.
And you exploited that I mean that's a direct knock.
To officiating in India it.
I think it is I think it was a situation where.
Personal relationships with players and referees coaches and referees.
General managers and owners and ref -- played a major part in how I was able to predict the outcome of the contest using points for a.
The that the hard part I think to understand is if you had money riding on the game a few thousand dollars a game -- whatever might have been Tim.
How did you not let that influence you -- seemed impossible to most people that you would.
Not be influenced if it's a close game you have money on the line as you talked about in your book the mafia.
Was involved that you're not going to make calls that would influence the outcome.
I think that that's a good point but I also think -- you have to realize that.
A lot of the colts are scrutinized by the NBA and I certainly didn't want to throw up red flags.
And he discovered with what I was doing by.
Making calls -- -- justifiable in the games.
It's also I think important to.
State that the FBI did a thorough investigation.
The way I picked the games and how I did it.
And concluded that there were no.
Way shape or form that I compromise making calls in the game to help -- back.
But you believe that the NBA is trying to suppress that information.
No I I think that they've actually come mountain -- They don't believe that I fix any teams in that there was no evidence.
From the review the tapes that they did.
That I made calls and -- to -- about.
But Tim if you are arguing as you have in your book that there are -- out there that made jokes about players that -- had personal biases you site.
One Ralph and Iran -- is actively disliking.
That that the NBA is going to be scrutinized in a very negative way from some of your.
Revelations in this book.
I think I stand by all the revelations in the book.
-- them are true facts that.
Report over by the FBI agents.
And I had an agreement with -- the FBI agents -- scale up to -- the floor for the bulk.
Based on the fact that he would mean it.
And he was comfortable with the things that were true -- -- -- I wrote about and he did right before for the walk.
What do you think this means for the NBA.
I think it means in the NBA that they have a little bit of house playing these they need to take care of to -- the biases that exists between certain players and certain referees.
And make sure that the referees are out there -- -- based on the rules and not based on any relationships that may exist.
Your dad was a college division one -- you grew up loving basketball.
It was your life.
Why do do this.
I did it because obviously made some terrible terrible choices but found when you talk about getting involved with -- -- and suffering from an addiction of -- -- You know.
Allows you do things that you rationally know are wrong and to you can't stand back and realize what she did.
You don't realize.
Why and how you did -- -- But there are other ways.
To gamble on me if if you are errors say were addicted to gambling you can play blackjack you to play poker you can -- and other sports.
You know betting on the sport where you have a at least they perceived significant.
Influence on the outcome of the game.
Why not something -- And I did I did -- I didn't do all that but I think -- fact was is that.
I was hooked on the euphoria of being able to predict the outcome of these games space some points first.
And certainly not something I'm proud of I wish I didn't do it.
But unfortunately I didn't do it.
And you argue got you got once you were deep then.
The mob the mafia came into play and that there were threats and then there was no way out.
There was -- I felt that there was no way out.
I felt that they're fine actually gave them the picks for a period of time that hopefully at the end of the NBA season that it would be something that would.
And I can move on and not -- again and somehow keep my job.
Well the NBA of course is going to do its best to distance itself from some of the claims you made in the book do you think the NBA.
Needs to do something -- you think the NBA will do something.
You know I hope.
That there are some changes made.
A -- conversation with.
FBI agents who have told me there's been massive changes within me.
NBA office and how they conduct business in trained -- so you know I'm hoping that something is done about it.
All right Tim -- the book is called personal foul Tim we appreciate you coming on thank you very much.
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