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Goodell says NFL is still gathering information on Las Vegas

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is a long way from knowing whether or not the Raiders will move to Las Vegas.

Goodell said today at the owners’ meeting that they’re still collecting information about Nevada’s plan to build an NFL stadium and whether having the Raiders in Vegas would work for the league.

“There’s still a great deal of information that we need to gather with respect to the circumstances we see in Las Vegas, the opportunities and the challenges,” Goodell said.

The Raiders gave a presentation to the ownership about their current stadium situation, as did the Chargers, who are still working on the situation in San Diego, and the Rams and Falcons, who have both begun construction on new stadiums.

Goodell did not express any hesitation about playing in Las Vegas at all, as the league now seems unconcerned about the influence of gambling — an issue that had once been seen as a serious stumbling block. Instead, the NFL simply wants to make sure that if a team is heading to Las Vegas, the right deal is in place.

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26 Responses to “Goodell says NFL is still gathering information on Las Vegas”
  1. bullcharger says: Oct 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    Goodell’s job is finally at risk with ratings dropping. Nothing else but lost money will get this guy fired.

  2. jagsfanugh says: Oct 19, 2016 2:34 PM

    In other words they want to know how much money they are getting.

  3. pats777 says: Oct 19, 2016 2:38 PM

    Goodell on gambling: “We remain very much opposed to gambling on sports. …. we want to make sure we’re doing what’s right for the game.”

    Then you need to sell your billion dollar stake in daily fantasy immediately, you hypoctical schmuck.

  4. alltee says: Oct 19, 2016 2:40 PM

    translation: i need to figure it if this makes a lot of money because ratings are down under my dictatorship and i need to figure this out quickly before someone catches on that im robbing the nfl of 44 million per year and sucking at my job

  5. jimmysee says: Oct 19, 2016 2:46 PM

    1. It’s a city.

    2. It has streets.

    3. It has hotels.

    4. People live there.

    5. It’s bigger than Green Bay.

    6. It’s no hotter than Phoenix.

    What more is there to check out?

  6. raiderrob21 says: Oct 19, 2016 2:47 PM

    Can you imagine the other 31 owners laughing and making fun of Davis among each other during his presentation? Guy is a joke and the other owners have no respect for him. He doent even belong in that room (Jed York either)

  7. therealraider says: Oct 19, 2016 2:47 PM

    Goodell went on to say “We remain very much opposed to gambling on sports. …. we want to make sure we’re doing what’s right for the game”.

    Even though they play games in London, In Wembley, which has in stadium gambling.

    Not to mention the league’s ownership stakes in Draft Kings and Fan Duel.

  8. mmack66 says: Oct 19, 2016 2:54 PM

    So far the league has determined that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

  9. elyasm says: Oct 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    Goodell has been bunkered down at the Bunny Ranch for the past 12 days straight: “I… uhhh… still need to gather some more information!”

  10. scrp2 says: Oct 19, 2016 3:01 PM

    Ratings are down which might put the league in a financial crisis and someone wants to give 750 million to one of the teams? In no way shape or form will the league turn down that money.

  11. infectorman says: Oct 19, 2016 3:02 PM

    I hope they’ve hired a better “information gatherer” than the one they used in the Ray Rice fiasco.

  12. 6ball says: Oct 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    Goodell and Vegas are kindred spirits. Both like predetermined outcomes.

  13. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Oct 19, 2016 3:54 PM

    Gambling was an issue when players were
    making $20,000 per year. Someone could drop $ 10,000 on them to shave points or throw a game and it was worth it. The gambler could then put down $ 100 k and make some money.,,
    Now when players are making millions, how much would you have to offer someone to throw a game to make it worth while ? What would you have to bet to recoup and make it worth your while that wouldn’t call attention to yourself ?

  14. i10east says: Oct 19, 2016 3:57 PM

    Well atleast Oakland has a large port, Clorox Bleach and Hangin with Mr Cooper.

  15. peytonmanningsforehead says: Oct 19, 2016 4:17 PM

    Goodell says NFL is still gathering information on Las Vegas


    The Raiders are moving there, Rodge. Information successfully gathered.

  16. benjamin2902 says: Oct 19, 2016 4:19 PM

    Goodell says NFL is still gathering information on Las Vegas

    Translation: Goodell says NFL hasnt figured out how they are going to tell the Raiders Hell No on Las Vegas

  17. dejadoh says: Oct 19, 2016 4:22 PM

    The NFL has already blessed the Raiders move to Inglewood, provided the Chargers don’t jump first. So they don’t care about Oakland. Rooney and Goodell can pound sand.

    Either the NFL ponies up $1 billion for a new stadium in Oakland (the A’s are moving across the freeway to the Oakland waterfront and the Warriors will move across the bay to SF, which allows a new football stadium and other mixed commercial to be build at the current location – it still needs more parking). BART service from Oakland International is one stop away. It’s the best location going.

  18. Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther says: Oct 19, 2016 4:26 PM

    So Tony Romo cannot attend a fantasy football convention hosted at Sheldon Adelson’s casino because that would be “linked to gambling,” but it’s okay to have casino magnate Sheldon Adelson help Davis bankroll his multi-billion dollar cash grab?

    Who does Goodell think is going to buy all the advertising around the stadium? Nuns? Ned Flanders? Soda pop enthusiasts?

  19. nflrule says: Oct 19, 2016 5:06 PM

    Gathering information.The world is run by lawyers.

  20. thermalito says: Oct 19, 2016 5:25 PM

    Its a tiny tiny market. Ask the Rams how well moving from a big market to a small one worked out for them

  21. mdintino1420 says: Oct 19, 2016 6:09 PM

    I cannot wait for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Las Vegas Stadium. Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Mark Davis will be a part of it. Los Angeles and Las Vegas are getting brand new amazing venues. Both cities will host many Super Bowls.

    Goodell should be doing everything in his power to make 2016 the Raiders last season in Oakland. Just expand and fix up Sam Boyd Stadium. No point staying in Oakland when it is obvious they are moving. The stadium deal in Las Vegas is awesome!!

  22. rportkid says: Oct 19, 2016 6:26 PM

    I chuckle when I see an article headline starting with “Goodell says…” Goodell is a proven serial liar. Can’t believe a word he says. The most corrupt commissioner in sports history.

  23. granadafan says: Oct 19, 2016 6:40 PM

    Public money, whether taxing locals or visitors, used for stadiums is a fool’s investment. Vegas is being taken for a ride by the billionaires of the NFL. Even before the thing is paid off, the team will demand new renovations. History says this is true.

    What’s to stop the Vegas casinos from now demanding public money to build their mega resorts? After all, unlike a stadium, casinos are used and generate tax revenue DAILY and creates full time jobs. Casinos have convention space and concert arenas.

  24. charger383 says: Oct 19, 2016 8:00 PM

    The one good thing for the NFL this year and Goodell is dumb enough to mess it up

  25. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 19, 2016 8:10 PM

    The move to Vegas is short sighted and foolish that only a desperate owner who lacks business savvy will make.

    Las Vegas is not an NFL city nor is it a football city as a whole.

    After the novelty of an NFL team wears off and the short money runs out Mark Davis will run from that city like he’s running from the billion dollar Bay Area market.

    Also don’t talk about tarped seats . Nobody is sitting in 61 dollar nose bleed seats not here and definitely not the soft Passionless Las Vegas fan. Probably initially, but not in the long run.

    Mark Davis is just stupid – relative to his peers.

  26. mdintino1420 says: Oct 20, 2016 2:05 PM

    There seems to be a misconception here. It isn’t just the city of Las Vegas. It is the southern Nevada region. Fans in nearby towns like Henderson are starving for a team. Raiders fans in L.A. will gladly make the 270 mile trek to see the Raiders. All Raider fans are looking forward to actually watching their team in a nice venue.

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