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Retired former Tremendous Bowl MVP Drew Brees is on the heart of an uncommon playing scenario this week.
David Purdum of ESPN reported on Friday that New Jersey state regulators have ordered their sportsbooks to halt betting on the Citrus Bowl between Purdue and LSU (set to be performed this coming Monday). The explanation given was that an “a person related to the Purdue Soccer workforce” is in violation of state rules. Particularly, New Jersey statute 5:12A-11 (f) (which prohibits athletes, coaches, referees or administrators of a sports activities governing physique from having “any possession curiosity in, management of, or in any other case be employed by an operator”) has apparently been violated.
Whereas state regulators didn’t say the identification of the person in query, Purdum stories that it’s none aside from Brees, who was employed by Purdue (his alma mater) earlier this month to be their interim assistant coach. Brees has had a enterprise relationship with PointsBet, a well-liked sportsbook. The 43-year-old ex-NFL quarterback turned a model ambassador for PointsBet in June 2021, however the sportsbook introduced it was ending its partnership with Brees after he was employed by Purdue on Dec. 15 this yr, Purdum provides.
Purdum additional notes that New Jersey regulators have ordered all state sportsbooks to cease taking bets associated to Purdue soccer in addition to to void all wagers positioned on the Citrus Bowl after Dec. 15 (Brees’ hiring date).
After enjoying 4 years in school at Purdue, Brees spent 20 seasons within the NFL and was a 13-time Professional Bowler. He retired after the 2020 marketing campaign.
Apparently sufficient, Brees’ enterprise relationship with PointsBet (which operates in New Jersey) was additionally within the headlines shortly earlier than Purdue employed him due to a extremely uncommon promotional video.