Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players.
Speaking to reporters Monday at the start of the league's annual media gathering, Sankey stressed that gambling's potential effect on games is one of the most important issues facing the league, but the SEC is unlikely to require weekly reports in 2018.
Sports books often use information on injured or ineligible players to hedge the line.
"FERPA and HIPAA requirements, academic suspensions, other team or athletics department-imposed suspensions and NCAA eligibility issues make something more like an availability report relevant for discussion," Sankey said Monday. "I do not believe this has to happen before the 2018 season, either on the part of this conference or the national level.
"I expect, however, the change in sports gambling could be and will be likely the impetus for the creation of such reports in our future."
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