He states that while undergoing the sentence of 15 months back in ’08 because of NBA gambling scandal he was brutally attacked by a fellow inmate. He was hit om his knee a few times by a paint roller extension pole and due to this he had to get a surgery done to relieve the pain when he came out of the prison. Donaghy says that after the attack he joined a white gang in the prison and as a matter of survival even got his head shaved, and it was St.Pete who saved him all this time. They both are still good friends and stay in touch and even talk on phone. See, good friendships last irrespective of where and how you meet.