Monday, May 14, 2018

Angst over Colin Kaepernick, player protests will be washed away as Supreme Court ruling on sports gambling takes root

So the serious issue of equal treatment of black people is now dwarfted by a new law to let people bet on sports. So human greed now tops news over equal treatment of human beings. People are once again, not more important to our society than greed and making money. -SJ Otto

Kaepernick, and player protests, remains a hot-button issue for the league to sort out. Whatever slump the NFL suffered from backlash over Kaepernick in 2016 sitting and then later taking a knee during the national anthem to protest inequality will likely be a blip compared to the coming wave of legalized sports wagering revenue and interest. And, really, when is the NFL ever about anything but revenue?
The gold rush is on for the NFL after Monday’s 6-3 ruling by the United States Supreme Court to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which for 25 years has essentially limited sports betting to Nevada.
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