James Harrison, the workout man himself, and Marshawn Lynch (no words to describe him), co hosted an arm wrestling event last weekend on April 5th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The NFL has rules against being allowed to make promotional appearances at casinos or any other “gambling related establishments”. Some of the NFL active players that were involved could be disciplined including names like, Marquette King, Kenny Stills, Navarro Bowman and a few more.
The problem the NFL has, is that no one thought it would be necessary for pre-approval. Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president for communications and public affairs voiced his issues on the situation.
“Had we been asked in advance if this was acceptable, we would have indicated that it was in direct violation of the gambling policy.”
The arm wrestling event will be aired on CBS on May 27-28. Whether or not the NFL plans to address the issue head on will be up to them, but I can tell you one thing for sure, I will be tuning in to watch this event. Who doesn’t want to be entertained by 300 pound men battling head to head in an arm wrestling match?