Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald says he wasn't concerned about the NFL taking the Super Bowl out of Arizona, because he didn't think Gov. Jan Brewer would sign into law the controversial bill that had the league considering its options.

"I didn't think there was any chance it was going to go through," Fitzgerald told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday morning. "I had a strong feeling it would've been vetoed. It's good that it was, obviously. With the Super Bowl coming or any (event) like that, I think it just doesn't have any place in our society. I'm happy that it's behind us now."

Facing intense pressure from political and business interests and a growing public outcry, Brewer announced Wednesday she had vetoed SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays and others based on religious beliefs.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee had joined the vocal majority and opposed the religious-rights measure, while the NFL said it is against discrimination and was closely watching the bill. The veto means Super Bowl XLIX stays at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, where the Cardinals play their home games.

"It's fun. It's going to be great for our community," Fitzgerald said. "It'll generate some revenue for our state, and obviously, it gives us a chance to play at home, too. It's a lot of great opportunities that present themselves."

In a phone interview from the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus Ohio, where he was promoting EAS sports nutrition products, Fitzgerald also discussed a variety of other topics, including: