It’s not necessarily something we want to be talking about, but it’s the reality of this league, he said, adding he knew nothing beyond the fact that an outside law firm was conducting the investigation, and that it had begun.
In regards to gambling, in light of Delaware’s plans for sports gambling to come next week, Silver said the league is still in discussions with states about access to information on people placing wagers, to know who is doing it.
We just don’t have that data right now.
The report said Eagles owner Jeff Lurie didn’t want to put the players in a tough spot, so he decided to send a smaller contingent to the White House. Other players were going to have an optional day at the facility. Now, no trip at all.
Philadelphia defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl last season to earn a trip at the White House, but like other teams with the same opportunity, chose to allow players the option to remain home.
Last week, The NFL announced a new rule banning players from kneeling in protest during the playing of the national anthem before games. If they choose not to stand, they can stay in the locker room, but if they violate the new rule, their teams will be fined.
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That’s what the best coaches do: Identify the opportunities and figure out how to capitalize on them, while also figuring out how to prevent opposing coaches from doing the same.
It will be interesting to see just exactly how teams approach the rule, and if they’re trying to force guys to return kicks or not, or pin them back and kind of use the field position battle there, Patricia added.