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NBA Bans Toronto Raptors’ Jontay Porter for Life After Gambling Probe

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The NBA has banned Jontay Porter or life after an investigation revealed that he shared information with sports betters.
The NBA has banned Jontay Porter of the Toronto Raptors for life after an investigation revealed that he shared private information with sports betters to the point of wagering against his own team.
The NBA enacted its investigation into Porter’s actions after it learned from licensed betting organizations and an organization that monitors legal betting markers about “unusual gambling patterns surrounding Porter’s performance in a game on March 20 against Sacramento,” reported the Associated Press.
“The league determined that Porter gave a bettor information about his own health status before that game and said that another individual — known to be an NBA bettor — placed an $80,000 bet that Porter would not hit the numbers set for him in parlays through an online sports book. That bet would have won $1.1 million,” it noted.
“Porter took himself out of that game after less than three minutes, claiming illness, none of his stats meeting the totals set in the parlay. The $80,000 bet was frozen and not paid out, the league said, and the NBA started an investigation not long afterward,” it added.
The NBA has strict rules for players engaged in sports betting, and Porter was found to have been in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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