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Was bound to happen with sports gambling so prevalent now. NFL didn’t mess around and made an example of him.  I do think it’s hypocritical the NFL collects money from multiple sports books but they are in business to make money. Hopefully this doesn’t become an ongoing issue and players avoid it 

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19 hours ago, AwesomeAustin said:

Was bound to happen with sports gambling so prevalent now. NFL didn’t mess around and made an example of him.  I do think it’s hypocritical the NFL collects money from multiple sports books but they are in business to make money. Hopefully this doesn’t become an ongoing issue and players avoid it 

 

You know what the NFL does with the money they collect from sports books, right? Half of it goes to the players. Calvin Ridley -- and every other player in the NFL -- stands to benefit from the NFL's gambling partnerships because it's football revenue, collectively bargained to be paid to the players through the salary cap and floor.

 

It would be hypocritical if NFL teams were allowed to gamble on NFL games, but they are not. They are paid by gambling companies, by means of sponsorships, and then that money is shared with all the teams, and contractually, half of it goes to the players. When the league makes money, players stand to make money. 

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1 hour ago, Superman said:

 

You know what the NFL does with the money they collect from sports books, right? Half of it goes to the players. Calvin Ridley -- and every other player in the NFL -- stands to benefit from the NFL's gambling partnerships because it's football revenue, collectively bargained to be paid to the players through the salary cap and floor.

 

It would be hypocritical if NFL teams were allowed to gamble on NFL games, but they are not. They are paid by gambling companies, by means of sponsorships, and then that money is shared with all the teams, and contractually, half of it goes to the players. When the league makes money, players stand to make money. 

That’s good they are making money.  I always say make what you can, when you can and however you can. Never be too proud to make a buck. However, I despise gambling and wish it wasn’t allowed. It’s just a matter of time before it infiltrates sports and changes game outcomes. If it hasn’t already. 

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Just now, AwesomeAustin said:

That’s good they are making money.  I always say make what you can, when you can and however you can. Never be too proud to make a buck. However, I despise gambling and wish it wasn’t allowed. It’s just a matter of time before it infiltrates sports and changes game outcomes. If it hasn’t already. 

 

Well that's a different discussion, IMO. Also, apparently one of the reasons Ridley was busted is a specific law in Florida that outed him, which is where he was when he placed the bet. He also used his real name on his gambling app profile. 

 

So first, players probably already gamble on games, whether it's through official apps, or underground. 

 

Second, gambling is big business, and now that it's endorsed by the NFL, it's not going away. And next year when the cap explodes, players will be loving their new contracts.

 

So sorry, but moral objections have not, and will not, stop the money train.

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On 3/7/2022 at 2:45 PM, PuntersArePeopleToo said:

For those of you who wanted a trade for Ridley, no more. Adam Schefter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1500932672125739008

 

 

Adam Schefter on Twitter: "NFL suspended Falcons WR Calvin Ridley for the 2022 season for betting on games." / Twitter

If you beat up your girlfriend or wife they get suspended for 5-6 games. Do not gamble, just commit domestic violence is the lesser of two evils. 

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4 hours ago, Superman said:

 

Well that's a different discussion, IMO. Also, apparently one of the reasons Ridley was busted is a specific law in Florida that outed him, which is where he was when he placed the bet. He also used his real name on his gambling app profile. 

 

So first, players probably already gamble on games, whether it's through official apps, or underground. 

 

Second, gambling is big business, and now that it's endorsed by the NFL, it's not going away. And next year when the cap explodes, players will be loving their new contracts.

 

So sorry, but moral objections have not, and will not, stop the money train.

Nor should it. I don’t mix my moral beliefs and business. If I could make money off of gambling other than placing bets I would. 

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7 hours ago, AwesomeAustin said:

That’s good they are making money.  I always say make what you can, when you can and however you can. Never be too proud to make a buck. However, I despise gambling and wish it wasn’t allowed. It’s just a matter of time before it infiltrates sports and changes game outcomes. If it hasn’t already. 

Gambling has been around since before organized sports.    Fixing games was happening before Fandual

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On 3/8/2022 at 5:37 PM, Blueblood23 said:

If you beat up your girlfriend or wife they get suspended for 5-6 games. Do not gamble, just commit domestic violence is the lesser of two evils. 

 

I don't think the punishment is based on the moral aspect of it, but rather that gambling compromises the integrity of the sport. Something like domestic violence - while abhorrent, and by all standards, a far worse thing to be guilty of as a human being - doesn't. The NFL made an example of Ridley because they have far, far too much to lose. 

 

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1 hour ago, GoPats said:

 

I don't think the punishment is based on the moral aspect of it, but rather that gambling compromises the integrity of the sport. Something like domestic violence - while abhorrent, and by all standards, a far worse thing to be guilty of as a human being - doesn't. The NFL made an example of Ridley because they have far, far too much to lose. 

 

Fortunately or unfortunately we now have nothing but gambling in sports with Draftkings, Fandual, and so many others. The integrity of all sports will be compromised and tested from here on out. 

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