"This is a longstanding policy". The league, once their investigation is completed, could levy some sort of discipline - likely a fine - against any players involved.
"It wasn't necessary and the Raiders didn't ask us to do that", Goodell said at the National Football League annual meeting in March. League personnel are prohibited from making promotional appearances at casinos or other gambling-related establishments.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison might be fined again by the National Football League, but not for what you might think.
Several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost some money after a weekend in Las Vegas.
To review, gambling like FanDuel and Draft Kings?
The NFL really, really likes to pretend gambling doesn't exist.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy confirmed to PennLive that the league was looking into the event. How this will affect him or any other player remains to be seen. A 1992 federal law bans sports betting, but that is being challenged. Though it's tough to imagine players getting more than fines over this - the Rob Gronkowski boat-cruise situation went nowhere - Harrison probably feels he can't go more than a few months without encountering the suits in NY. He also posed for various photos he posted on social media. It should be up to them to make life in Sin City comfortable for its employees who will have to play there. His counterpart was Marshawn Lynch, the free-spirited running back who received permission from the Seattle Seahawks last week to visit the Oakland Raiders as he contemplates coming out of retirement.
The tournament was taped by CBS and will be broadcast by the network May 27, according to Harrison.
"This is one of those things you don't even think about", he said. A player can spend time in a casino on their free time, but the league takes issue with anything that is in a more official capacity. He told USA Today that he sought pre-approval in January, engaging with two league departments in an attempt to partner with the NFL.
Las Vegas, though, is gambling on steroids, so to speak.