NBA Investigating Toronto Raptors' Jontay Porter Over Betting Irregularities

Photo: Instagram/Jontay Porter

The NBA has launched an investigation into Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter amidst suspicions of betting irregularities, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Porter was notably absent from the Raptors' lineup during their recent matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, with no clear indication of his return date. The league confirmed the investigation, stating they are "looking into it."

The focus of the investigation revolves around two specific games, including a January 26 clash against the Los Angeles Clippers and a more recent encounter with the Phoenix Suns on March 20.

Photo: Instagram/Jontay Porter

In both instances, Porter's limited playing time coincided with prop bets favoring the under, leading to significant payouts for bettors.

Wojnarowski revealed that multiple betting accounts attempted to place substantial wagers exceeding typical limits on Porter's unders during the contested games, raising suspicion further.

Porter's absence from recent games, including a matchup against the Washington Wizards, adds complexity to the investigation. NBA regulations strictly prohibit players and league personnel from participating in any form of betting related to NBA games.

Porter, the sibling of Denver Nuggets standout Michael Porter Jr., is navigating his inaugural season with the Raptors, averaging 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. While on a two-way contract with the team, Porter's involvement in the betting controversy casts a shadow over his professional career.

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Source: Yahoo Sports 


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