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Jontay Porter, brother of Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr., banned from NBA in sports betting scandal



Jontay Porter, the younger brother of Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., has been banned from the NBA after a league investigation found he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors about his health, limiting his own participation in one or more games for betting purposes.

Porter, 24, was on a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors, splitting time between the NBA team and its G League affiliate.

The league investigation found that Porter also placed at least 13 bets on NBA games using an associate’s online betting account, according to a news release. He did not place any bets involving games in which he played, but three of the bets he placed were multi-game parlays that included a wager on the Raptors to lose one game.

“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 blatant violations of our gambling rules are being met with the most severe punishment,” league commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

The NBA has maintained a partnership with FanDuel as the league’s authorized gaming operator since 2018.

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