Former NBA player Jontay Porter is set for a court appearance on Wednesday in a federal criminal case linked to a betting scandal that led to his ban from the league earlier this year.

Court records indicate that the former Toronto Raptors center is scheduled for an arraignment and “plea agreement hearing.” Prosecutors have only specified that it is a felony case. Porter’s lawyer has not responded to recent comments but has previously stated that Porter is cooperating with authorities while undergoing treatment for a gambling addiction.

The case against Porter is connected to the ongoing prosecution of four other men, charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. These men allegedly used tips from an NBA player about his early exits from games to place lucrative bets on his underperformance. The complaint did not name the player but mentioned his cooperation with investigators for a potential plea deal.

Ex-NBA Player, Jontay Porter, to Appear in Court Over Federal Betting Charges
Reports emerged of the former NBA player owning a sportsbetting account on X.

One of the four men reportedly pressured the player to clear gambling debts by underperforming in games. In response, the player messaged that failure to comply would result in physical threats.

Porter exited games on Jan. 26 and March 20, claiming injury or illness, and his performance fell short of sportsbooks’ expectations. An NBA investigation revealed that Porter exited games for gamblers’ benefit and placed bets on NBA games, including against his own team.

Porter averaged 4.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 26 games this season, earning a salary of about $410,000.