Eagles will open with Falcons
The Eagles will host the Falcons in the Thursday night season opener, Jeff McLane of philly.com reports.
The September 6 game will kickoff at 8:20 p.m. on NBC.
The script has been flipped, said Wallach, a gaming and sports law attorney with Becker & Poliakoff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The question becomes: What will victory look like?
Wallach said there are two scenarios if New Jersey wins: The court will either overturn the ban completely or simply allow New Jersey to implement its law allowing sports betting at casinos and tracks without state regulation.
Either way, Wallach said, New Jersey will have a head start on other states. He said none of the others that have passed legislation are ready to go yet.
Monmouth Park in Oceanport has already constructed a sports betting parlor that owners say will be ready to go within weeks of the ruling.
Jones becomes to fourth witness questioned by Kaepernick’s counsel; previously, Texans owner Bob McNair, Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome, and Ravens coach John Harbaugh were questioned.
Jones has been vocal at times in his position regarding the issue of players kneeling during the national anthem. The collusion case isn’t about his personal views, however; it’s about whether the NFL’s teams engaged in a concerted effort to avoid Kaepernick for his role at the forefront of the anthem protests.
Again, collusion means coordination. If teams decide on their own not to pursue a player for a given reason, it’s not an issue. If coordination happens (possibly with the league office serving as the conduit) regarding the avoidance of a given player, it’s a potential violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, regardless of the precise reason for the coordination.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Jones would be prevented from espousing his personal views about the situation during his deposition. Though the substance of his testimony isn’t known, it’s possible that he decide to speak about how the NFL got into this mess, how the NFL should have gotten out of it, and what the NFL should do about it moving forward.