Will rugby players break a wrist? NFL recently said it was considering more than 30 active players out of the ticket, on the grounds that they are about to participate in the charity fund-raising organized by the “professional football players breaking the wrist tournament.”
The event was held at the MGM Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, USA, with the aim of raising money for the Giving Back Fund, the official charity of NFL players. The championship prize for the tournament is about $ 100,000, half of which will be donated to the foundation. The tournament takes place from April 5 to 9 and is scheduled to be broadcast via CBS. Among them, the first phase of the event is expected to broadcast from May 27 to 28, while the final broadcast plan scheduled for June 3.
However, since the NFL Alliance indicated that it had not received any declaration about the event, the participating athletes were likely to face a fine. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the NFL athletes were prohibited in the casino to participate in any promotional activities.
Joe Lockhart, executive vice president of NFL, told USA Today that “if someone asked the association in advance, we would have told him that the act was a direct violation of the league ban.”
“There is no one to ask for permission in advance,” Lockhart stressed.
However, the organizer Alan Brickman of the event said that they did consult the NFL Alliance two months before the start of the tournament. At the same time, all gambling machines will be closed at the time of the event in order to comply with the ban on gambling.