Found October 09, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
This post was written in collaboration with Daniel Smith, a writer and fellow football fan. A story that was reported on briefly by this news website for poker during the NFL pre-season dealt with the history of one of their replacement referees and their ties to professional poker. Their concern was whether the referee was a regular gambler and whether or not it would have an impact on NFL games. Ultimately, they determined that the referee's history in gambling was not going to conflict with their duties on the field and that referee was allowed to officiate games. This story led us to compare the policies of the NCAA and the NFL in regards to gambling and we found that they both are very similar. The NCAA forbids student-athletes as well as college athletic departments, conference offices, and even the NCAA national office staff from placing wagers on college, amateur, or pro sport where the Association conducts championships. Their reasoning behind this is that if s...
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