Secondly, and far more importantly, the National Football League really needs to figure out its mind-numbing, double-standard on casinos and gambling before the Raiders complete their move to Las Vegas. With the Raiders coming to town in a couple years and a constant stream of NFL players making the trip each week for games, the league may have to revisit its rules on these types of appearances.
The arm wrestling event will be aired on CBS on May 27-28.
Currently, players are barred from appearing at casinos as part of promotional events. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the relocation would not affect the league's gambling policies.
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However, it goes without saying that the possibility of the Bears landing Garrett is undoubtedly welcome among all Bears fans. And that tweet was nearly a month after Garrett suffered a nagging leg injury that hampered him the rest of the season.
A portion of the prize money will go to charities selected by the players. A player can spend time in a casino on their free time, but the league takes issue with anything that is in a more official capacity.
USA Today, which first reported the story, was told by Joe Lockhart, the NFL's executive vice president for communications and publics affairs, that pre-approval was not sought by the event's operator, Encinal Entertainment, a California-based company. Besides, with the Raiders moving to Vegas and so numerous appropriate event spaces in town being part of casinos, it seems like a bit much.
Harrison promoted the arm wrestling tournament on his Twitter and Instagram accounts over the past several days. Bringing a team to the gambling capital of the world may present some unique challenges for the NFL.