President Donald Trump issued a statement Monday banning the Super Bowl champion Eagles from visiting the White House.
The Eagles held meetings with their players in recent weeks in regard to the trip, according to NFL.com. A large group of players had decided not to attend the White House, according to a report from ESPN.
President Trump was in favor of the new rule.
Eagles representatives visited the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday.
What we can do is going to depend in large part on the quality of the information we can get from these states, Silver said. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we need to know name and Social Security number for the person placing their bets. But if we can get aggregate information, for example, and we can look at trends, it will put us in a better position to detect any aberrational behavior.
He added that the league is still negotiating with different entities over the possibility of receiving a so-called integrity fee to help them monitor gambling activity.
In the wake of a season that has included several notable players missing significant time due to injury, Silver was asked if there’s any thought about shortening the schedule from 82 games. While he did say 82 games wasn’t a magic number he didn’t make it seem likely it will change anytime soon and rejected the notion that fewer games would automatically lead to fewer injuries.
But I do mean this most importantly, and we talk to the Players Association a lot about this, if we had any data, hard data suggesting that a season that was 75 games or 72 games instead of 82 games would reduce injuries other than just playing fewer games, we’d be taking a hard look at shortening our season, Silver said.