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The Jontay Porter Betting Scandal, Explained

The Toronto Raptors center will likely never play another game in the NBA after a league probe found that Porter wagered on games. Most damning, he even bet on the Raptors to lose. The scandal evokes memories of NBA referee Tim Donaghy’s illegal wagering that rocked the league in 2007 and comes weeks after Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter was caught stealing $16 million from his client to cover gambling debts. Here’s what Porter did — and why this latest sports betting scandal won’t be the last.

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