Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: NFL 'walking on thin ice' by wading into politics
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized the NFL for suggesting last week that the state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if a bathroom bill targeting transgender people is passed.
Abbott, a Republican, told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday that the NFL "is walking on thin ice" with its veiled threat.
After criticizing the NFL for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem, Abbott said: "The NFL needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics."
On Friday, in response to an email question about the Texas bill, which was filed last month, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said: "If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events."Read More