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Sports gambling: NFL commissioner calls for Congressional action 

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28:  National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) testifies with others before the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Capitol Hill October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. A recent NFL study of retired players suggested that N.F.L. retirees ages 60 to 89 are experiencing moderate to severe dementia at several times the national rate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28: National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) testifies with others before the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Capitol Hill October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. A recent NFL study of retired players suggested that N.F.L. retirees ages 60 to 89 are experiencing moderate to severe dementia at several times the national rate. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A week after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting wagering on sports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued “four core principles” the league would like to see addressed by Congress. 

There must be substantial consumer protections; 

Sports leagues can protect our content and intellectual property from those who attempt to steal or misuse it; 

Fans will have access to official, reliable league data;

Law enforcement will have the resources, monitoring and enforcement tools necessary to protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and abroad.

Additionally, Goodell says the league has “spent considerable time planning for the potential of broadly legalized sports gambling” and is prepared to address changes “in a thoughtful and comprehensive way.” 

Whether or not lawmakers take these thoughts into advisement remains to be seen, though the first and last seem like common sense suggestions while two and three are more the responsibility of the league. 

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