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Offbeat NFL has no issue with David Tepper’s casino holdings

15:46  17 may  2018
15:46  17 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Report: Steelers Minority Owner David Tepper Emerges As Favorite to Buy Panthers

  Report: Steelers Minority Owner David Tepper Emerges As Favorite to Buy Panthers David Tepper has surpassed Ben Navarro as the favorite to buy the Carolina Panthers, according to multiple reports. Tepper, who has been a minority owner of the Steelers since 2009, has a net worth of $11 billion according to Forbes.David Newton of ESPN.com reports Tepper could be announced as the team's new owner as soon as Monday or Tuesday. Newton also reports that Tepper was in Charlotte Wednesday to talk with team officials.Ian Rapoport of NFL.

That won’t keep David Tepper from owning the team. Via Carleton English and John Kosman of the New York Post, the league has no issue with Tepper ’ s company, Appaloosa As long as Romo cant have a fantasy football convention in the casino that Tepper has stock, the NFL maintains integrity.

That won’t keep David Tepper from owning the team. Via Carleton English and John Kosman of the New York Post, the league has no issue with Currently, owners can hold investments in casinos , as long as they don’t participate in the operation of them. That rule, and every other NFL rule

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The prospective owner of the Carolina Panthers owns a company that holds ownership interest in casino stock. That won’t keep David Tepper from owning the team.

Via Carleton English and John Kosman of the New York Post, the league has no issue with Tepper’s company, Appaloosa Management, holding ownership interests in Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, and Boyd Gaming.

“This was vetted to the satisfaction of ownership and was not an issue in 2009 when Mr. Tepper became a minority owner of the Steelers,” a league spokesperson told the Post.

Currently, owners can hold investments in casinos, as long as they don’t participate in the operation of them. That rule, and every other NFL rule regarding gambling, will need to be revisited given that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door to legalized gambling. Once teams are benefitted directly and indirectly from wagers on games, the traditional do’s and don’ts regarding gambling will need to be gutted.

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