NFL Threatens to Pull Super Bowl out of Arizona
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has a lot on her plate at the moment thanks to her consideration of signing the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062.
The NFL is warning that the state might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl if she goes ahead and signs the thing. Arizona is currently slated to host the big game at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
“Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do so should the bill be signed into law, but will decline further comment at this time.” Trying to save face, the Arizona Super Bowl Host committee released a statement saying it disagreed with the bill and its impact on Arizona’s economy, adding, “We do not support this legislation.”