Are National Football League games really rigged? And how bad is it? Riss Flex takes a deep dive into the alleged corruption that has plagued the country’s most popular sports pastime for decades.
Flex features archival clips from the 1980s, featuring investigative journalist Dan Moldea, who said no less than 26 NFL owners at the time were connected to organized crime and the gambling community. During the same time period, an interview with former Mafia crime boss Michael Franzese revealed that teams were deliberately throwing games to pay their debts to the mob.
Fast forward to today and a recent clip of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who claims last season was scripted to accommodate the Kelce brothers (Jason, Philadelphia Eagles; and Travis, Kansas City Chiefs) to play against each other in the Super Bowl. And that was after the Bosa brothers (Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers; and Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers) refused.
Here’s more with Flex, including the revelation of full-fledged game scripts, written before the season, and the discovery of magnets in footballs and player gloves.