'Gaming the Game'

Sean Patrick Griffin, a professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, has written a book about the Tim Donaghy betting scandal, "Gaming the Game," which provides insights into the role of professional gambler James Battista, who was sentenced to 15 months for making bets based on the former NBA referee's tips.

The Daily News is printing excerpts from the book to shed more light on Battista and the gambling scandal. The book will be published in April by Barricade Books of Fort Lee, N.J.