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 CampusInsiders.com. "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.' "
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.
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, weareultraviolet.org 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."