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How will sports betting affect NFL owners?
As or right now it hasn’t had an affect at all. But give it time. The worst thing from an owner’s standpoint would be for his team to lose a game against the spread in the final seconds that looks a little fishy. For instance, a team favored by 10 points, winning by 14, and then allowing a touchdown with no time left on the clock. That’s going to lead to all kinds of unfounded speculation, especially by those who lost money on the game. Owners don’t need the kind of bad publicity or the headache that goes with it. Owners, I’m sure, would prefer their coaches and players not even discuss the point spreads or any other aspect of betting, even though it is legal now.