False start: NFL denies Pro Bowl moving to Orlando

The NFL has a small problem with a recent report that the Pro Bowl would be moved from Honolulu to Orlando, Fla.

Well, then.

We previously passed along the original report, via Bloomberg, which indicated that the Citrus Bowl would be hosting the 2017 Pro Bowl. At that time, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, quoted above, had no comment.

There are four cities in all that are being considered to host the annual event. Honolulu isn’t locked into any contract at this time and is in the running with Orlando, Houston and Sydney, Australia. Given the NFL’s push to internationalize the league, one might conclude Sydney has as strong a chance as any of the cities to host the Pro Bowl.

At this time, though, any conclusion appears to be a false start.