The NBA investigated the dispute — Donaghy denied any wrongdoing — and prohibited the referee from working the second round of the playoffs in 2005, a modest rebuke.
Referee made bad calls with his neighbors, too →
"I feel betrayed by what happened on behalf of the sport, regardless of how protective I've been," he said. "This is not something that is anything other than an act of betrayal of what we know in sports as a sacred trust."
Stern: 'I feel betrayed' →