Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/08/06 at 04:03 PM ET
But until online gambling is legalized, if a professional athlete wants to bet a game in another sport, what's the big deal? Gambling is not and has not been a problem with major league athletes for decades. It receives far more attention than it deserves. Drugs, guns, assaults, drunk-driving, rape -- all the nether activities that all too often regularly involve athletes are what the leagues should devote their concerns to.read on update 2:47pm, from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,
This is the biggest crisis of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's tenure. He can't allow this to fester. In the wake of the police probe, Bettman has to disassociate the league and its teams from lotteries that are popular in western Canada, find a solution to the Pittsburgh Penguins' future that does not involve casino slot licenses and work vigilantly, in conjunction with the Players Association, to root out any problem among the players.more
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