• Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

NBA Investigates Raptors Forward Jontay Porter over Prop Betting Irregularities

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
NBA Investigating Jontay Porter of Raptors for Betting Irregularities

Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter is currently under investigation by the NBA for possible betting irregularities, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Porter was pulled from the Raptors lineup before their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, with no clear timeline for his return. The league issued a statement to ESPN, confirming that they are looking into the matter.

Reports suggest that the NBA is specifically looking into two games where there was suspicious betting activity surrounding Porter’s prop bets. The first game was on January 26 against the Los Angeles Clippers, where Porter played only four minutes before leaving due to an eye injury. Despite this, the under hit on all of his prop bets, making it a lucrative day for bettors through DraftKings Sportsbook.

On March 20, in a game against the Phoenix Suns, Porter played just three minutes before being ruled out due to an illness. Once again, the under hit on all of his prop bets, attracting significant betting interest through DraftKings Sportsbook. Porter also missed the game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday for personal reasons.

It is important to note that NBA players and all league employees are prohibited from betting on any NBA games, including prop bets. Porter, who is in his first season with the Raptors on a two-way deal and averaging 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26 games this season, could face disciplinary action if found guilty of these allegations.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

Leave a Reply