In this Monday, March 13, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Marine Corps fighter jet lands during a training exercise at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Scott Applewhite, File) The National Hockey League announced Tuesday it is banning paid informants from its job information, a move the league says is necessary to protect the integrity of the game.
The league announced it would ban paid informants who work as “consultants” to the league from its website, Twitter and other platforms.
“The NHL will continue to monitor the situation closely and take additional actions when necessary. “
“We recognize that some paid informants are paid for their work and do not necessarily provide information on a daily basis,” the league said. “
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the league has had a problem with the use of paid informants and that he would like to see paid informants banned altogether. “
We recognize that some paid informants are paid for their work and do not necessarily provide information on a daily basis,” the league said.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the league has had a problem with the use of paid informants and that he would like to see paid informants banned altogether.
The NHLPA has criticized Bettman for not doing more to crack down on the practice.
Bettman said Tuesday that he is aware of some people who are “wet feet, dry feet” and that the league will look into it.
Bettmen said the NHL would also monitor social media for suspicious activity.
He said some of the paid informants have been found to be sending people to “fake accounts” to trick people into sending information to them.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that the National Football League has also banned paid informants for years.
Bettmans spokesman Brian McKenna said the NFL is also looking into the issue.
“There are people who, frankly, do it for money, and that is something that is addressed by our league,” McKenna said.
“It’s a concern that we are seeing on social media.
The NFL is looking into it and will take appropriate action if necessary.”
Bettman announced his move on Twitter.
The decision to ban paid sources comes after months of criticism that the NHL is “wetting the pot” for players, and is using the information for the wrong purpose.
The National Basketball Association, the NFL and the National Basketball Players Association also banned informants.
The leagues’ stance on paid informants came after the league announced in April that it was banning paid informant contracts from its Twitter account.
The NBA has been under fire for the use and sharing of players’ personal information and for the way the league uses analytics.
The Warriors and other teams were fined $10 million by the league for using analytics to determine how many shots they take and when.
The commissioner’s office also released a report that found the Warriors were losing money from analytics and that its analytics department had an “unacceptable” track record of making mistakes.