Tag Archives: Roger Goodell
- Roger Goodell clams up when colleagues’ talk turns to gambling
July 20, 2017
When the leaders of U.S. professional sports leagues convened in New York to discuss the business of sports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had been an active, insightful participant. Until the topic of gambling came up. On Tuesday night, Goodell joined NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and MLB...
- NFL settles with kids’ charity over gambling policy lawsuit
June 19, 2017
The National Football League has found itself again in a conflicted position about casinos and gambling. On Friday, USA Today Sports reported that the NFL—aka the ‘No Fun League’—has reached a settlement with a children’s charity that filed a lawsuit against the league last year. A quick history: In 2015,...
- Pats owner’s casino ties expose NFL’s gambling hypocrisy
April 25, 2017
The National Football League’s disinterest in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s stake in casino operator Caesars Entertainment is heaping fresh scorn on the league’s oft-criticized anti-gambling stance. On Monday, sportswriter Bart Hubbuch published a lengthy article on Deadspin detailing his failed efforts to publish a story in the New...
- NFL wouldn’t have let Adelson own a piece of Oakland Raiders
February 2, 2017
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell says Las Vegas Sands casino magnate Sheldon Adelson never stood a chance at acquiring an ownership stake in the Oakland Raiders. On Monday, Adelson issued a statement saying he was withdrawing his $650m commitment to help build a new stadium in Las Vegas that...
- Oh, the irony: Is money-making juggernaut NFL fearing sports betting’s shadow?
July 15, 2016
Just when two of the big three American sports leagues – the NBA and MLB – have warmed up to the idea of US sports betting in the future, money-making enterprise NFL is having cold feet about jumping on the bandwagon. Yahoo! Finance reported that the NFL is not rushing...
- Tony Romo vs NFL lawsuit heads to court
February 24, 2016
A lawsuit accusing the NFL of improperly shutting down a fantasy football convention in Las Vegas led by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is heading to court on Monday. Let us refresh your memory about this lawsuit. Romo was supposed to lead the National Fantasy Football Convention (NFFC) in Las Vegas...
Patriots, Packers starting season as favorites to win Super Bowl 52
September 1, 2017