The NFL may have sanctioned the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas but that doesn’t mean it’s happy because of its players to hang out in gambling enterprises, even for arm-wrestling competitions.
LA Rams’ Jamon Brown squares off against Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Howard Jones at the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand but are they about to obtain strong-armed by the NFL for engaging in casino activities that are promotional?
Over 30 players, including Maurkice Pouncey, Mychal Kendricks, Navarro Bowman, Kenny Stills, and Marquette King, may find themselves in warm water for competing in the inaugural ‘Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship’ at the MGM Grand over the weekend.
The occasion had been co-hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and former running straight back Marshawn Lynch, a made-for-TV deal that is set to be broadcast on CBS on May 27 28.
But in accordance with NFL policy, players are not permitted to ‘promote casino activities,’ which includes casinos that are attending part of promotional activities, unless they seek pre-approval, which, according to the NFL, is really what everyone apparently forgot to accomplish.
‘Had we been asked in advance if this was acceptable, we would have indicated that it was in direct breach associated with the gambling policy,’ Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s VP for communications and affairs that are public told USA TODAY Sports. ‘No one sou Mehr lesen