Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Albom: NFL, fantasy leagues surge to risky heights

The proliferation of big-money fantasy football leagues will eventually mean trouble for the NFL, Mitch Albom writes in the Detroit Free Press. He's right. Players--the real ones--could be bribed. The money "invested" by participants in DraftKings and FanDuel is too huge to discount that possibility.

Albom didn't even cover this angle: And just like casino gambling, families can be destroyed by fantasy football. And money can also be embezzled from employers or kids' sporting organizations to fuel the fix of these imaginary gridiron GMs, which of course leads to firings and prison terms.

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