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Due to The Close Link Between Drew Brees and Points Bet, New Jersey Has Suspended Citrus Bowl Wagering

In light of Drew Brees’s history with the sportsbook PointsBet, the former NFL quarterback’s temporary appointment to the Purdue coaching staff raised eyebrows.

The state of New Jersey has ceased taking wagers on Purdue’s Citrus Bowl matchup. From Brees’s relationship with PointsBet, ESPN.
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com concludes, comes this decision. Also, as of the 15th of December, when Brees officially joined the Purdue team, any wagers placed after that date are null and invalid.

New Jersey halts Citrus Bowl betting over relationship between Drew Brees and PointsBet

Purdue did not provide any additional information after being contacted by PFT. Purdue was in breach of a law that states athletes, coaches, referees, and directors of a sports governing body cannot have “any ownership interest in, control of, or otherwise be employed by an operator,” though the notification does not specifically name Brees.
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Brees is invested in PointsBet financially.

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According to ESPN.com, Brees’s “ambassador engagement” with PointsBet expired on December 22.

New Jersey halts Citrus Bowl betting over relationship between Drew Brees and PointsBet

The fact that PointsBet terminated Brees’ contract a full week after he returned to Purdue shows that the problem was only recognised after Brees accepted the post with Purdue and that the split was intended to clean up a mess that was predictable.

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New Jersey could not maintain a scoring advantage. How else this seeming unforced blunder by Purdue and/or Brees plays out remains to be seen.

The article Drew Brees’s affiliation with PointsBet prompts New Jersey to prohibit betting on the Citrus Bowl originally published on Pro Football Talk.

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