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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

Roger Goodell not necessarily opposed to NFL team in Las Vegas

Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell has opened the door on an NFL franchise in Las Vegas.

In an appearance on Wednesday’s Rich Eisen Show, Goodell was asked about the prospects of a team in Las Vegas, and he made it sound like he wouldn’t personally stand in the way if owners voted through a hypothetical proposal.

“Ultimately, it’s the ownership’s decision,” Goodell told Eisen, via John Breech of CBS Sports. “It requires 24 of the 32 owners to approve any relocation to any market.

“Obviously, there are specific issues that would need to discussed in the context of Las Vegas,” Goodell said.

The specific issues are, of course, gambling-related. The league firmly opposes betting on games.

Still, it’s interesting to see Goodell put a stamp of approval on such a thought, however tepid it may be. The Raiders have been linked if they can’t square away their situation in Oakland, and Mark Davis has even traveled to the city to check things out.

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