Additional Detroit Lions Player Under Investigation for Violation of NFL Gambling Policy
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The NFL is dealing with yet another potential controversy regarding betting among its players. According to a report from The Athletic, an additional Detroit Lions player who was on the roster in 2022 is under investigation for violating the NFL’s gambling policy.
Four Lions players were suspended in April, with violations ranging from betting on NFL games to betting non-NFL games at the Lions facility. Three players, safety CJ Moore and wide receivers Stanley Berryhill and Quintez Cephus, were released from the team this spring, but the most notable player on the list, Jameson Williams, has not been released and will serve a six-game suspension.
On Monday, David Purdum of ESPN reported that the NFL was investigating a new batch of gambling violations. Prior to the investigations of the Lions players, former Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney and Calvin Ridley both had separate charges of gambling violations from the league and both were suspended indefinitely. Ridley has since been re-instated.
NFL athletes are allowed to gamble on leagues other than the NFL. Team employees, coaches and staff are unable to bet on sports at all. Rules governing the employees of each organization, including front office, players and back office staff, all have the same stipulations prohibiting them from gambling from the team’s facility, something that has been frequently occurring in these violations.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.
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