According to 18 U.S. Code § 224 - Bribery in sporting contests, yes it is.
September 25, 2022
While the first ever Week 18 of the NFL season provided for some fantastic drama and an extra week of football for us fans, it also must be questioned whether or not the extra week of football was worth it to the players actually doing the work on the field.
Which teams will go all in in the next two-to-three years? If Mike Brown is serious about spending money and winning a Super Bowl, the Bengals will.
If this one-year experiment gets adopted, will more and more coaches have one eye on another job and one foot out the door before the regular season ends?
By today’s standards we can see that too many schools and athletes didn’t just pay an unfair price for the NCAA’s archaic rules – they paid a price that they shouldn’t have paid at all. Give Reggie Bush his Heisman back.