NFL Flexes Muscles Over Players’ Supply Wrestling Contest at MGM Grand

NFL Flexes Muscles Over Players’ Supply Wrestling Contest at MGM Grand

The NFL could have sanctioned the Raiders’ move to Las vegas, nevada but that doesn’t mean it’s happy for the players to hold out in gambling enterprises, even for arm-wrestling competitions.

LA Rams’ Jamon Brown squares off against Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Howard Jones during 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 operating right back Marshawn Lynch, a made-for-TV deal that is defined to be broadcast on CBS on May 27 28.

But based on NFL policy, players are not permitted to ‘promote casino activities,’ which includes casinos that are attending part of promotional events, unless they seek pre-approval, which, based on the NFL, is what everyone apparently forgot to accomplish.

‘Had we been asked ahead of time if this was acceptable, we might have indicated that it was in direct breach regarding the gambling policy,’ Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s VP for communications and public affairs, told USA TODAY Sports. ‘No one sought pre-approval.’

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Dustin Johnson’s Masters Withdrawal Sets Vegas Sportsbooks at Odds Over Refunds

Dustin Johnson’s Masters Withdrawal Sets Vegas Sportsbooks at Odds Over Refunds

Dustin Johnson had been the hefty pre-tournament favorite to win this week’s Masters competition in Augusta, Georgia.

Charley Hoffman’s near-historic opening round during the Masters was largely overshadowed by favorite Dustin Johnson’s dramatic slip up.

But on Wednesday evening, just hours before the first round on Thursday, Johnson had a freak fall at his rental home. The planet’s number one ranked golfer ended up being socks that are wearing he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured his back.

Vegas sportsbooks took more bets on DJ than other player in the industry. On afternoon, after saying he was going to try to tee it up, Johnson explained his body simply wouldn’t allow him and he informed tournament officials he was withdrawing thursday.

The news brought to light the importance of reading the print that is fine Vegas when placing a recreations wager. A few books said wagers on Johnson would not be refunded, while others opted to come back money.

Westgate’s SuperBook, Southern Point, Wynn, Golden Nugget, and Station Casinos said wagers on Johnson is refunded. But MGM, Boyd Gaming, Caesars, CG Tech, and William Hill sportsbooks told bettors to count their losses.

‘At most sportsbooks, action is action. Doesn’t matter if Dustin Johnson showed up at the first tee or even hit a ball,’ ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted.

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