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Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting

By NFHS on May 16, 2018 nfhs news Print

Bob Gardner, NFHS Executive Director

“I am concerned with this court decision and where it may lead. Our past contains instances of wagering on high school games illegally. If that now becomes legal, does the pressure on our coaches and student-athletes grow? Maintaining the integrity of all sports is critical to the system at every level. If we think the high schools are immune to this, we are not seeing clearly. We ask that states do not include wagering on high school athletic contests in any sport as part of any legislation going forward.”