Contrary to an earlier report, from Brian New of CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth, the NFL will in fact NOT be investigating New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski and his party cruise over alleged violations of the league gambling policy.
CNN’s Jill Martin reported the latest update on Twitter.
As @BenVolin prev. reported, NFL tells me Gronk cruise not under review. "We have no information that indicates a violation of the policy."
— Jill Martin (@ByJillMartin) February 29, 2016
This contradicts everything that was reported earlier today. ESPN’s Todd Archer tweeted that a league attorney told Gronkowski’s agent and the NFLPA that the party cruise could indeed violate league gambling policy, and Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated reported that the league could still rule against Gronkowski even if the cruise ship was in international waters and outside of United States jurisdiction.
“The NFL’s gambling policy states that the league does not allow participating in any appearances that are held or sponsored by a gambling-related establishment,” wrote ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell.
Given how Gronkowski’s party cruise was hosted by Norwegian Cruise Lines, which offers casinos on its ships, one can see where there may have been an issue.
But the good news is that for now, Gronkowski appears to be in the clear. Stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates!
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