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Barkley says he's now betting in 'moderation'

Charles Barkley said he changed because his gambling 'was getting out of hand.'

CHARLES BARKLEY will never be a spokesman for Gamblers Anonymous, but he insists he has changed his wagering ways.

"I was gambling for too much money," Barkley told website "You can never break the casino. I went to Vegas a bunch of times and won a million dollars in a weekend. Probably 10 times. But I also went to Vegas and lost a million three times that much. Every time I went to Vegas, my goal was to win a million dollars, so I'd get up $300,000, $400,000, $500,000, and then lose it all and the million, so I quit for 2 years. I was like, 'This was getting out of hand.' "

You think?

Barkley can say what he wants, but he still doesn't live in the real world.

"When I go to Vegas now, I try to win a couple hundred-thousand dollars. If I lose a couple hundred-thousand dollars, I quit and still have a good trip," he said. "It's like anything. If you do it moderation, it's all right. Now with my gambling, because I love the action, I love the juice, I just learned to do it in moderation."

A couple of hundred-thousand is moderation?

We get excited when we hit a $30 parlay.

Mile-high snub

On Sunday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will have to deal with the plane truth.

UltraViolet, a national women's advocacy organization, has paid for planes trailing banners to fly over the AFC and NFC Championship Games. The message: #GoodellMustGo.

The group has also released a video on its website, that criticizes Goodell for mishandling the NFL's domestic violence issues.

In August, in a letter to NFL team owners, Goodell admitted the league had allowed its "standards to fall below where they should be."