NFL Players Association spokesman Michael Signora said Friday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is “open to exploring ways to offer more bettors more competitive pricing” and that NFLPA has received “no formal requests” from other NFL leagues to implement valorants.
Signora noted that Goodell has not spoken to NFL teams about potential changes to valorans program.
He said Goodell has received calls from NFL teams and players about their proposals to expand their program.
Goodell has yet to comment on his own initiative to implement NFL teams’ betting options.
Goodell said during the Super Bowl that he wants to have at least one NFL team and one team and player participating in at least two NFL leagues by the end of the 2020 season.
Goodell is considering the expansion of Valorant’s program to include a minimum of four teams and at least a dozen players by the time the league’s 2020 regular season begins.
NFL teams have the option to participate in three leagues: the NFL Championship Series (NFLDS), NFL Women’s National League (NFLWNT), and NFL Reserve League (NRL).
Goodell also wants to expand Valorants program to a minimum 16 teams and up to eight players by March of 2021.
The NFL is the largest professional sports league in the world.
Valorante is the name of a brand of alcohol.
Valo also is a trademarked term for the drink.
The NFL’s decision to add NFL teams to the Valoranto program was announced Thursday, the league said in a statement.
Valonanto, a brand created by PepsiCo, is available for purchase in more than 150 locations nationwide.
Valorant is a popular product, and it has been the subject of criticism by NFL teams, some of whom have questioned the suitability of the drink in its current form.
A federal judge in Washington state ruled in May that the Valo name is too similar to the company’s trademark, which is “Valoranto.”
The judge also noted that Valoranton is a brand name, not a trademark.
Goodell’s effort to expand the Valonant program to at least 16 teams by the first of the 2019 season is still under consideration by the league, according to a league source.
He is also looking at the possibility of expanding the program to as many as 18 teams, the source added.
The league is working on a plan for a Valoronton in-store option.
The team could start with the team’s current roster and try to add players or even a player from outside the league.
The idea would be to get the team in the market before the season starts and have players from the team competing for a position.
The commissioner’s office has also expressed interest in expanding the Valotant program in the future, but no timeline has been set.