NFL Pro Bowl could be suspended in 2013
NEW YORK — It might be curtains for the Pro Bowl.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is looking into suspending the annual all-star game in 2013 because of quality-of-play concerns, according to an ESPN report.
League spokesman Greg Aiello said no determination has been made about the future of the game, which is played in Honolulu. Even though viewership dropped 8.1% in January, the Pro Bowl still was the highest-rated sports program of the weekend before the Super Bowl.
This year, for the first time, the league staged a live awards show the night before the Super Bowl, and there’s a chance that program could supplant the Pro Bowl.