Raptors’ Jontay Porter hit with NBA banhammer after violating gambling rules

The NBA has banned Jontay Porter from the league for his illegal involvement with sports gambling.

After being under investigation by the league for alleged sports gambling, Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter has received a lifetime ban from the NBA. The league office announced their decision to ban Porter on Wednesday afternoon.

The league’s investigation found that prior to the Raptors’ March 20 game, Porter disclosed confidential information about his own health status to an individual he knew to be an NBA bettor. Another individual in association with Porter subsequently placed an $80,000 parlay proposition bet to win $1.1 million in total based on Porter underperforming expectations.

Further investigation found that Porter limited his own game participation to influence the outcome of one or more bets on his performance in at least one Raptors game.

The NBA’s investigation remains open at this time and may resulting further findings. The league has also shared and will continue to share information with federal prosecutors about this matter.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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