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Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber doesn’t want to be next Pete Rose with sports betting looming


Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber has heard the news about the federal court’sruling on sports betting, but he won’tbe partaking any time soon.The Supreme Courtruled Monday by a 6-3 margin theProfe sional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, orPASPA,afederal prohibitionofstate-sanctioned sports betting, was unconstitutional. New Jersey had challenged the law in a bid to allowsports gambling at casinos and racetracks.The decision not only opens the door for legalized gamblingin New Jersey,but also nationwide. Currently, legalizedgambling on sports is allowed onlyin Nevada and a handful of other states where it has been grandfathered in from before the pa sage of that 1992 law.Still, Schwarber doesn’t think it will directly impact athletes.”My gue s is it will be good for people outside of the game of baseball,” Schwarber said, via ESPN. “Obviously, we’re not going to do that, we’re not going to be betting on baseball. We also know what happened to good old Pete Rose, there. That’s a good example of just not to do it, for us.”Schwarber’s manager, Joe Maddon, said he supported the ruling.”As far as I am concerned, it was already legal,” Maddon said (via 670 The Score). “If it has been going on in Vegas and every bar room, whether it is in Chicago or Hazelton, it has been a part of our culture. I think it is all out front now. As far as the potential manifestations, in a negative way, I don’t really see that. I think it will be controlledproperly.”The Braves beat the Cubs 6-5 Monday with Schwarber collecting a hit, a run scored and two walks.

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