The NFL myfreepokies.com might have sanctioned the Raiders’ move to vegas but that doesn’t mean it’s happy because of its players to hang out in gambling enterprises, even for arm-wrestling contests.
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 getting 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, could find themselves in warm water for competing in the inaugural ‘Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship’ at the MGM Grand over the weekend.
The event had been co-hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and former running straight back Marshawn Lynch, a made-for-TV deal that is scheduled to be broadcast on CBS on May 27 28.
But according to NFL policy, players are not permitted to ‘promote casino activities,’ which includes attending casinos as part of promotional activities, unless they seek pre-approval, which, in line with the NFL, is what everyone apparently forgot doing.
‘Had we been asked in advance if this had been appropriate, we might have indicated it was in direct breach of this gambling policy,’ Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s VP for communications and public affairs, told USA TODAY Sports. ‘No one sought pre-approval.’