6:45 LRN Sportscast June 25

LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine says in order for high schools to play football in August and September, the state needs to enter Phase 3 which allows for contact sports. Bonine says they will not flip the fall and spring sport seasons in order to make sure football gets played during upcoming the academic year. He says schools in approximately 23 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have reported COVID-19 cases.

NFL owners will reportedly hold a zoom meeting tomorrow to discuss social justice programs, workplace diversity and preparations for the 2020 season.

Four-star offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger from Clarkston, Michigan, has committed to LSU. He’s rated as the 12th best offensive tackle by 24-7 sports. Dellinger is the first offensive lineman in the Tigers 2021 recruiting class.

Forbes reports that the state, New Orleans officials and the Pelicans made a bid to the NBA for the league to restart its season in New Orleans. Games would be played at the Smoothie King Center and players would stay at the Hyatt downtown. But sources say the league never seriously considered the city’s proposal.

A bill that places an eight-percent tax on net revenue from online fantasy sports contests is heading to the governor’s desk after it received final legislative approval. The money would generate about 375-thousand dollars a year. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot says all of the money will go towards funding early childhood education…
cut 29 (02) “…committed to do that”
In 2018, voters in 47 of the 64 parishes legalized fantasy sports betting. Residents in parishes who voted for it have been waiting for lawmakers to pass the tax component in order to win cash prizes with fan duel and draft kings. Supporters say if the governor signs the bill, Louisiana residents would be able to play online fantasy sports contests this football season.