But the concern over Russian sports involves more than the Olympics.
"You don't see people going to war over sports," he said.
The deal would give Cablevision sweeping control over sports in the local market.
"You don't have to yell," Reynolds said of the lessons he learned in his battles over sports.
His tentacles reach out all over politics, entertainment and sports.
He also practiced judo for a number of years, but eventually chose music over sports as his primary activity.
He said his father never pressured him to play basketball and stressed education over sports.
The debate over sports betting in New Jersey was last alive a decade ago.
The school offers over 40 club, extra curricular activities and sports.
He is the son of Greek immigrants who favored education over sports.