There’s trouble in the NFL for current players who participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
According to ABC, more than 30 professional football players were scheduled to compete at the weekend event at the deluxe hotel in Sin CIty. Now it appears the nameless players who participated in the event could possibly be fined by the league.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy released a statement stating, “We are looking into it, and we became aware of it as it was under way. A long-standing policy prohibits any NFL personnel from promotional appearances at a casino.”
The league has designed a manual for players and other employees explaining, the harsh violations that will follow if a player decides to affiliate himself with this type of event.
The policy forbids “NFL personnel from engaging in any adverstising or promotional activities that reasonably can be perceived as constituting affiliation with or endorsements of gambling or gambling-related activities. We still haven’t found which current players were on hand and that’s the concern”, McCarthy says.
The event surprisingly comes after a few weeks NFL owners gave the green light with a 31-1 vote, for the Oakland Raiders to leave the Bay and move to Las Vegas, giving Las Vegas another reason to outlive its lit mantra “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”