HONOLULU (AP) — Many NFL stars are hoping that when it comes to the Pro Bowl, aloha doesn’t mean goodbye.
The NFL all-star game doesn’t have a home beyond Sunday’s game. League and Hawaii officials are negotiating a deal to keep the game in the islands, which is hosting it for the second straight year after it was played in Miami in 2010, breaking a 30-year run in Hawaii.
Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall says the Pro Bowl belongs in Hawaii.
Some players went as far as saying they wouldn’t participate if the Pro Bowl was moved.
The state is paying the NFL $4 million per game for the rights to hold this year’s game in Hawaii.