Buffalo Bills' Sammy Watkins got media's attention earlier this week after skipping workouts to play poker at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in North Carolina. The talented 22-year-old wide receiver shared a picture of him cashing out $6,500 in poker chips on Facebook and later revealed that he and a friend stayed at the casino playing from the evening until 8 a.m. the next morning.
The training sessions Watkins missed were voluntary and Buffalo Bills' coach Rex Ryan had little to say about Sammy Watkins's decision to play poker instead of going to practice with his teammates.
"I know we had a great turnout for [the] voluntary deal; we weren't 100-percent for attendance, but a couple of guys gave me phone calls, all that stuff. I won't get into specifics on who was here and who wasn't here because it is voluntary, but I'm encouraged by the turnout we have and everybody's, I think, excited to get this season going," said Rex Ryan.