Report: Pro Bowl no sure thing for Hawaii over next decade
The new collective bargaining agreement stipulates that the Pro Bowl remain in place for the next decade.
But Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com reports that doesn’t mean players will be receiving an expenses-paid vacation to Hawaii. Per the report, the location of the NFL’s all-star game could change like it did two years ago when it was played in Miami, the site of the Super Bowl.
While the Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu this coming season on Jan. 29, 2012, there is no agreement beyond that and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Marvez it could change based on a mutual decision with the NFLPA.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lashed out at the agreement that involves the state paying the NFL $4 million to host the game earlier this year.
“We'll get more out of civil unions in a weekend then we'll get out of (the Pro Bowl),” Abercrombie said.
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