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NFL's Sammy Watkins Stays Up All Night Playing Poker Instead Of Going To Bills' Workouts

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins made the most of team workouts this week being voluntary by deciding to use the time to get in some poker at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina.

The 22-year-old posted a photo of him cashing out $6,500 worth of poker chips to his Facebook page on Tuesday. According to ESPN, Watkins was in Greenville, South Carolina for a football camp Sunday with former Clemson teammate Tajh Boyd.

In a later Facebook post, Watkins and his friend said they pulled an all-nighter at the casino, getting there in the evening and leaving at 8 a.m. the following day.

Because the workouts were voluntary, it doesn’t appear Watkins will be disciplined for enjoying life. The NFL is notorious for its anti-gambling stance. In 2015, the league told several players on the Miami Dolphins that they couldn’t participate in a $94 buy-in poker tournament in Florida.

Tags: NFL,   North Carolina