jontay porter ban

Toronto Raptors player banned for life from NBA

Jontay Porter won't be playing for the Toronto Raptors anymore — or any other NBA team, for that matter.

Today, the NBA announced they'd banned Porter for life due to his involvement in one of the league's largest-ever betting scandals.

Today, the NBA announced they had both concluded the investigation while also adding that Porter had bet on 13 NBA games using an associate's account from January through March 2024, which is a direct violation of the league's betting policy.

Back in March, an ESPN story with a joint byline of David Purdum, Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski pointed out two games involving Porter — taking place on January 26 and March 20 — that had an unusually high number of prop bets placed on the player.

In both instances, Porter left the game with less than five minutes played, with underbets on Porter's individual stats reportedly being the highest moneymaker for NBA bettors those two nights on the DraftKings sportsbook. The NBA's report confirmed that Porter had limited his game participation in order to underperform to help an associate's betting account.

Yesterday, an Action Network report showed that Porter had operated a FanDuel VIP account that had reportedly placed millions in bets on sports from 2021 through 2023, but did not connect him to betting on basketball.

Porter, who signed a two-way contract with the Raptors earlier this year, played 26 games with the team before being put on leave due to the investigation.

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