FRISCO Dontae Johnson Jersey , Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys say they are the first NFL team to have a sponsorship agreement with a casino.
The deal with WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma was announced Thursday. League owners voted recently to allow clubs to strike such deals. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he’s “excited about the future of gaming as it relates to the NFL.”
In May, the Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting by striking down a 1992 federal law that effectively banned sports betting in most states.
Jones said the NFL’s efforts to sort out the high court’s ruling could be “months, years in the making.” He said he was excited to be “standing here that we don’t have to wait years in the making.”
The league will soon have a team in Las Vegas with the Oakland Raiders set to move.
WinStar is near the Texas-Oklahoma state line about 70 miles north of Cowboys headquarters in Frisco Ryan Jensen Jersey , a suburb north of Dallas.
DENVER (AP) — Linebacker Brandon Marshall and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas weren’t with their teammates on the sideline for the national anthem prior to the Denver Broncos‘ game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.
Marshall and Thomas emerged from the tunnel behind the Broncos’ bench after the anthem was over.
In Arizona, Los Angeles Chargers starting left tackle Russell Okung raised his fist during the anthem prior to the team’s game against the Cardinals.
The league and the NFL players’ union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when the anthem is played, or remain in the locker room.
Marshall has knelt in the past during the national anthem Derrick Nnadi Jersey , following the lead of his college teammate, Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests in 2016 to bring attention to social injustices. They played together at Nevada.
Thomas hasn’t been involved in the demonstrations but he wore the Malcom Jenkins “You ain’t listening” T-shirt at a pre-camp barbecue last month.
Okung stood with his fist raised behind the rest of the Chargers players Elandon Roberts Jersey , who lined up on the sideline for the anthem.
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