“I don’t anticipate demonstrating this week simply because I felt like when I started demonstrating, my whole motivation was to draw awareness to disenfranchised people, communities of color, injustices around the country, our criminal justice system,” Jenkins said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “And obviously through this year and talking with the league and what they’ve kind of proposed, I feel like has presented a bigger and better platform to continue to raise that awareness and continue to [influence] positive change.”
Jenkins told Omnisport last month he needed the social landscape, especially within the league, to change in order to end his protest.
Bookmakers across Las Vegas started monitoring the Buffalo weather forecast closely late in the week. Ed Salmons, who oversees football odds at the Westgate SuperBook, looked at the forecast on Friday and saw that lake-effect snow was expected Sunday night and into Monday.
“I did see a lot of wind, so it put it on the radar that this was definitely going to be an under game,” Salmons told ESPN.
He continued to monitor Taylor’s status and the weather forecast off and on during his Saturday shift, checking the Weather Channel and other outlets.
Around 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, influential offshore sportsbook BetCRIS.com posted the opening line (Buffalo -2.5) and total (40.5). Salmons, noting the weather, opened the total at 38.5 at the Westgate.