NFL News: The League Warning On Texas Bathroom Bill Receives Response From The Governor
Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent his response to NFL that warned the new state bill will jeopardize the Super Bowl bids for the Lone Star state. The aforementioned bill is the new one which regulates the transgender people to use designated bathroom which deemed to be discriminatory.
Governor Abbot response to NFL’s warning on Saturday. He reminded NFL that the league's executive made decision to to suspend Tom Brady last season. However it finally ended with him winning the Super Bowl which made NFL had to hand him the trophy as reported by CBS Sport. Governor replied the ultimatum by tweeting about Tom Brady on Satuday, Feb. 11 below:
NFL decision makers also benched Tom Brady last season. It ended with NFL handing the Super Bowl trophy to Brady. https://t.co/Qg06jT9RDp
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 11, 2017
Previously, NFL sent warning to Texas about the new bill from the Lone Star State as reported by Los Angeles Times. The National Football League said Texas bathroom bill is a discrimination for transgender people. It is because the bill requires individuals to use bathrooms which correspond to their sex as stated on birth certificate.
NFL spokeperson Brian McCarthy said on Friday that NFL embrace inclusiveness. That means the league wants all football fans to feel welcomed at any NFL events. Therefore, discrimination based on gender, age, race, religion or any other standard such as sexual orientation is prohibited.
The league deemed that new bill introduced in Texas is discriminatory. Previously, North Carolina introduced similar bill which led to to the cancellation of NCAA championship tournament and NBA All-Star Game from the Old North State.
However, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said media had misinformed and misguided the legislation. Patrick guaranteed Texas remained to its commitment to make sure every Texas is welcomed at any sporting events.
"Despite persistent misinformation in the media, all Texas teams will be able to set their own policies at the stadiums and arenas,” Spokeperson to Texas Lt. Governor said. “There is no conflict with the NFL's statement today and Senate Bill 6." Watch the report from ABC News regarding the NFL warning to Texas about same bathroom bill below: