New Jersey halted the state’s sportsbooks from taking bets on the Citrus Bowl because of Drew Brees’ prior involvement with PointsBet and his recent hire onto Purdue’s coaching staff, sources told ESPN.
Sources familiar with the decision told ESPN that retired NFL quarterback Drew Brees, who signed on to become an interim assistant coach for Purdue in the bowl game, is the individual in question because of his business relationship with sportsbook PointsBet.
New Jersey gaming regulators ordered sportsbooks Friday to halt betting on the Citrus Bowl between Purdue and LSU because “an individual associated with the Purdue Football team” – Drew Brees – is in violation of state regulations, per @DavidPurdum.https://t.co/x804zYCQJT
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2022
Drew Brees recently joined the Purdue coaching staff on a temporary basis. New Jersey has halted betting on the Citrus Bowl over the relationship between Brees and the PointsBet sports book. https://t.co/7wYL08VkVk
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 30, 2022