NEW YORK (AP) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting.
Goodell detailed the league’s position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL’s stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Supreme Court ruled last week to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling.READ MORE: NTSB Says Pilot Error To Blame For 2019 Crash At Addison Airport That Killed 10
Goodell says the standards should give sports leagues the right “to protect our content and intellectual property from those who attempt to steal or misuse it.” Goodell also wants law enforcement to be able to “protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and abroad.”READ MORE: DFW Weather: Flash Flood, Severe Weather Risks Continue In North Texas
Goodell also is seeking consumer protections as well as fan access to official and reliable league data. He said the NFL would support “common-sense legislation that protects our players, coaches and fans and maintains public confidence in our games.”MORE NEWS: Governor Greg Abbott Bans Mask Mandates In Texas Pubic Schools, Public Health, Cities
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