Goodell: Congress should enact uniform gambling standards for states

Last week’s Supreme Court decision opening the door for states to sanction sports betting has been met with much speculation about how it will impact all sports in the United States.

We have spent considerable time planning for the potential of broadly legalized sports gambling and are prepared to address these changes in a thoughtful and comprehensive way, including substantial education and compliance trainings for our clubs, players, employees and partners. These efforts include supporting commonsense legislation that protects our players, coaches and fans and maintains public confidence in our games. We are asking Congress to enact uniform standards for states that choose to legalize sports betting that include, at a minimum, four core principles:

Only the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers registered more quarterback sacks than the Giants’ 27 in 2017, and former defensive end Justin Tuck has a simple suggestion to improve in that pivotal category this season.

They need more pass rushers, Tuck said last week during the BTIG charity day in New York. When I was playing, we had a big assortment of guys that could fit that mold,. But, I really like Lorenzo Carter, their third-round pick. He’s a guy that kind of fits the mold that can get after the passer. I know that was a weakness for their defense last year, but I know this new staff is trying to address that. We can always use more pass rushers.

The Giants hope that Carter can provide a spark rushing the passer off the edge. Standing 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Carter logged 21.5 tackles for loss and 14.0 sacks in four seasons as a starter at Georgia after being a five-star recruit out of high school. ravens_017