NJ Sportsbooks Stop Bowl Game Bets Because Of NFL Legend’s Move

  • Former NFL great Drew Brees was, until Dec. 22, a brand ambassador for PointsBet, an online sportsbook.
  • On Dec. 15, Brees accepted a position as interim assistant at his alma mater, Purdue, which is scheduled to play in the Citrus Bowl Jan. 2.
  • A New Jersey law bars “athletes, coaches, referees or directors of a sports governing body involved with a specific game” from being involved in a specific game.
  • Brees did a commercial for PointsBet as recently as Dec. 3.
  • On Friday afternoon, three days prior to kickoff, New Jersey gaming regulators ordered all sportsbooks to halt betting on the game between Purdue and LSU. It also said that all existing bets on the Citrus Bowl that were placed after Dec. 15 must be voided.