Tuesday’s NFL Roundup: Gambling and arrests
With the NFL preseason in full swing and the regular season kicking off in just a few weeks, it’s time to make sure NFL fans are up-to-date with the biggest storylines around the league.
Tuesday’s NFL Roundup includes two Las Vegas stories and we aren’t just talking gambling. Plus, legal trouble, a new helmet rule teaching video and more off the latest trending topics on professional football.
Are you betting on the Browns?
After going 31-1 overall in the past two seasons, the Cleveland Browns have been the worst team in the league since 2016. And now, people are ready to make some money off the Browns!
According to various reports fans are putting down some cash for Cleveland to make it to the big game!
“Las Vegas sports books are seeing a steady stream of bets on the Browns to get to the Super Bowl.
“There are more bets on the Browns to win the AFC North than the other three teams combined,” a sportsbook manager for Caesars Palace told ESPN. “Only the Raiders and Steelers have more bets to win the AFC [than the Browns]. The public likes the Browns, and I’m not sure why.”
For the sportsbook manager to say he’s “not sure why” people are betting on the Browns is a little hard to understand: It’s easy to see why people are betting on the Browns.”
Richie Incognito arrested
Four-time pro bowler and now free-agent offensive lineman Richie Incognito continues to be in the news and it is not for good reasons.
Pro Football Talk as the latest…
“The Scottsdale, Arizona police department has confirmed that Incognito was arrested Monday on counts of disorderly conduct and threats arising from an incident at Messingers Funeral Home in Scottsdale. As of this posting, Incognito remains in custody.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Incognito allegedly created a disturbance by “acting erratically and making the employees feel incredibly uncomfortable” while handling arrangements for his late father. Incognito allegedly made a gun gesture toward one of the employees, and he said that he has guns in his truck.”
Local law enforcement is gearing up for Vegas stadium
The city of Las Vegas will have no tolerance with unruly Raiders fans at the new stadium on The Strip.
24/7 Sports has more…
“The situation is being taken so seriously that the stadium will have a small jail and courtroom to "deal with unruly fans." As Las Vegas Locally revealed, citing a law enforcement source, it also goes beyond just the jail and courtroom, as there are also rumblings of the situation going one step further.
- It will have its own area command with dedicated officers like the Strip
- LVMPD is planning to "make an example" of rowdy fans from the start”
40-year-old Sebastian Janikowski wins starting job with Seahawks
The kicker who holds the record for longest field goal in an overtime game at 57 yards, Sebastian Janikowski is the next man up for Seattle.
Yahoo Sports writes, Janikowski is healthy and ready to return to the field.
“The long-time Oakland Raider known for his booming leg is the last kicker remaining on the Seattle Seahawks roster after the team released Jason Myers on Monday.
The Seahawks signed the 17-year NFL veteran in April after he missed all of last season with a back injury. He previously played his entire career with the Raiders, who drafted him in the first round out of Florida State in 2000.
Janikowski, 40, has hit 80.4 percent of his 515 career field goal attempts, including connecting on 55 of 100 from 50 yards or longer.”
New teaching video on revised helmet rule
This preseason there’s been a lot of chatter regarding the NFL’s new rule against lowering helmets.
According to multiple reports, the league is prepared to send out some teaching material on the new rule.
“Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the NFL will prepare an “updated video tutorial that will be distributed to game officials, coaches and players once the final preseason games are played and in time for teams preparing for their regular-season openers.”
The league previously disseminated a series of videos prepared by five NFL coaches, targeting specific positions. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn addressed running backs.”