(NEW YORK) — The NFL has decided to hold the Pro Bowl next season, despite the lackluster effort from players in this year’s game. The contest will take place in Honolulu on January 27, a week before Super Bowl 47.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had considered cancelling the event after the subpar effort from players in this year’s game.
“The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii,” said Ray Anderson, the NFL executive vice president of football operations. “We will support the players on this initiative to improve the Pro Bowl.”
This year’s Pro Bowl drew 12.5 million viewers.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire