Raptors’ Jontay Porter expelled from NBA for fixing and betting


Toronto Raptors power forward Jontay Porter was banned for life in the NBA after the open investigation for his involvement in betting and fixing, giving confidential information to third parties and profiting himself by breaking the regulations on the game.

As the NBA announced this Wednesday, Porter, a 24-year-old American player, provided confidential information to bettors, limited his own participation in several games for betting purposes and also bet on NBA games.

The NBA investigation detailed, for example, that Porter gave information about his own health status to a bettor before the Toronto game on March 20, who placed an $80,000 bet that Porter would not reach the numbers set for him. in a betting house to exceed a million in profit. However, his withdrawal a few minutes later froze the suspicious bet and initiated the NBA investigation.

One of the many movements that the North American league later brought to light. “There is nothing more important than protecting the integrity of NBA competition for our fans, our teams and everyone associated with our sport, which is why Jontay Porter’s flagrant violations of our rules of the game are punished.” more severe,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in the statement.