BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Roger Goodell isn’t dismissing Las Vegas as a potential home for an NFL franchise when asked about Raiders owner Mark Davis’ interest in moving his team there.
Traditionally, the NFL has strongly opposed the idea of America’s gambling capital hosting a franchise. After being passed over for relocation to Los Angeles in January, Davis has shown interest in moving to Las Vegas or other cities if he’s unable to get a new stadium built in Oakland.
The commissioner said Wednesday that “Mark Davis is appropriately looking at all his alternatives.”
Specifically on Las Vegas and legalized gambling there, Goodell replied: “Those are things we’d have to deal with. We would have to understand the impact on us. Each owner would have a vote; it would be a factor many owners would have to balance, the league would have to balance.”
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