Toronto Raptors Player Jontay Porter Banned from NBA for Alleged Betting Scandal

Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter is banned from the NBA. Porter allegedly bet on games in which he played through a third party, according to the league.

According to the NBA investigation, Porter and two of his associates bet $80,000 in an attempt to win $1.1 million from a sports betting website.

Additionally, in a statement, the NBA Players’ Association confirms that Jontay Porter has been permanently disqualified for violating the league’s playing rules. The association wants Porter to be given due process and an opportunity to respond to any charges against him. [lui].

For his part, the president of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri, said he was surprised by the situation. I don’t think anyone saw it coming.

Bets on his performance

Porter disclosed to associates before the March 20 game between the Raptors and the Sacramento Kings that he was not feeling well. They then bet $80,000 that Porter’s performance that night would be bad. They won the bet, for a total prize pool of $1.1 million, according to the press release published Wednesday around noon.

In March, Porter only played three minutes, claiming he felt ill. Due to unusual betting activity and player actions, the $80,000 wager proposal was frozen and not paid out”,”text”:”During the March 20 game, Porter did not play only three minutes, saying he felt sick. Due to unusual betting activity and player actions, the $80,000 betting proposition was frozen and not paid out.”}}”>In the March 20 match, Porter only played three minutes, saying he felt sick. Due to the unusual betting activity and the player’s actions, the $80,000 betting proposal was frozen and not paid out, it reads.

Suspicious bets regarding Porter’s performance in the March 20 Raptors game were brought to the NBA’s attention by licensed sports betting operators and an organization that monitors legal betting markets.

In fact, Porter, the statement read, allegedly violated NBA rules on sports betting on multiple occasions.

2024, while traveling with the Raptors or Raptors905, the team affiliated with the Raptors in the [ligue de développement de la NBA, la] GLeague, Porter placed at least 13 bets on NBA games using an associate’s online betting account. The amount of these bets varied between 15 and 22,000 dollars, for a total of 54,094 dollars. The total payout for these bets was $76,059, a net gain of $21,965. None of the bets involved a game in which Porter participated”,”text”:”From January to March 2024, while he was traveling with the Raptors or Raptors905, the team affiliated with the Raptors in the [ligue de développement de la NBA, la] GLeague, Porter placed at least 13 bets on NBA games using an associate’s online betting account. The amount of these bets varied between 15 and 22,000 dollars, for a total of 54,094 dollars. The total payout for these bets was $76,059, a net gain of $21,965. None of the bets involved a game in which Porter participated”}}”>From January to March 2024, while traveling with the Raptors or Raptors 905, the team affiliated with the Raptors in the [ligue de développement de la NBA, la] G League, Porter placed at least 13 bets on NBA games using an associate’s online betting account. The amount of these bets ranged between $15 and $22,000, for a total of $54,094. The total payout from these bets was $76,059, a net win of $21,965. None of the bets involved a game in which Porter participated, according to the NBA.

NBA has shared and will continue to share information with federal prosecutors on this matter”,”text”:”The NBA has shared and will continue to share information with federal prosecutors on this matter”}}”>The NBA has shared and will continue to share information with federal prosecutors on this matter, we can read in the press release, which does not offer further details on this subject.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in the release: NBA for our fans, our teams and everyone associated with our sport. This is why Jontay Porter’s blatant violations of our playing rules are punished in the harshest possible manner.”,”text”:”There is nothing more important than protecting the integrity of competitions of the NBA for our fans, our teams and everyone associated with our sport. This is why Jontay Porter’s blatant violations of our playing rules are punished in the harshest possible manner.”}}”>There is nothing more important than protecting the integrity of the competitions of the NBA for our fans, our teams and everyone associated with our sport. This is why Jontay Porter’s blatant violations of our playing rules are punished in the harshest possible manner.

Players’ association wants due process

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), which represents NBA players, released a short statement in response to Porter’s suspension Wednesday afternoon.

Today, the NBA permanently disqualified Jontay Porter for violating the league’s playing rules. The NBPA exists to protect and support the interests of the NBA’s 450 players – both as individual players and as a collective. Compliance with the league’s betting rules is paramount to maintaining the integrity of our athletes and protecting the future of the sport, it reads.

The NBPA will ensure that Jontay has access to the resources he needs during this time, in light of the NBA’s decision. All players, including Jontay, must be given due process and an opportunity to respond to any accusations made against them.

Such a procedure is provided for in the collective agreement between the NBA and the NBPA. This also provides that the sanction chosen will be left to the sole discretion of the commissioner and cannot be the subject of an appeal. It was unclear Wednesday afternoon whether Porter had an opportunity to defend himself to the league.

For his part, the Raptors president was still in shock from the news when he gave his comments to the Associated Press.

He said Wednesday in Toronto, shortly before the NBA announced Porter’s exclusion, that this is not what we want for the [jeune joueur]neither for our team, nor for our league.

My first reaction is obviously surprise, because none of us, I don’t think, saw this coming.

Porter, a 24-year-old center, played 26 games for the Raptors in 2023-24. He played 13.8 minutes, scoring 4.4 points and grabbing 3.2 rebounds on average per game.

With information from the Associated Press

2024-04-17 17:25:23
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