NFL settles lawsuit with charity over gambling policy

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The NFL usually wins in court. Except when it settles.

When it comes to the lawsuit filed by a youth charity against the league due to the relocation of a bowling event because of the NFL’s gambling policy, the league settled.

Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today reports that the settlement happened Friday. The league has no comment, and the lawyer representing the plaintiff said simply that the matter has been resolved. That’s standard practice in the settlement of civil cases involving private entities; the party making the payment always asks for (and almost always receives) a confidentiality provision.

The case was set or trial on September 25, and the charity recently commenced an effort to secure sworn testimony from Commissioner Roger Goodell. Coincidentally (or not), the case has now gone away.

The group had planned to host a bowling event last year on property owned by a casino in Las Vegas, with the participation of NFL players. Citing a policy that makes far less sense now that the Raiders will be moving to Las Vegas, the charity moved the event to a smaller venue, incurring expenses and/or losing revenue.

5 responses to “NFL settles lawsuit with charity over gambling policy

  1. “and the charity recently commenced an effort to secure sworn testimony from Commissioner Roger Goodell. Coincidentally (or not), the case has now gone away.”

    No way is Goodell going to speak under oath. Ever.

  2. Can’t let the most corrupt sports commissioner in modern US history get on the stand under oath.

    The last 2 times he had Federal judges state they knew he was lying.

    But hey, he has “integrity” right? Except the rest of the world has a different definition of the word than Roger and his cronies do.

  3. charger383 says:
    Jun 18, 2017 11:15 AM
    If Goodell spoke under oath he would burst into flames

    ——————–

    Actually I dont think it would get through the swearing in ceremony without a few lightning bolts.

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