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NFL Suspends Jets Wide Receivers Coach Miles Austin for Violating League’s Gambling Policy

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There is a new gambling scandal in the NFL.

New York Jets wide receivers coach Miles Austin is in some hot water after violating the NFL’s gambling policy.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has suspended Austin for a minimum of a year for violating the gambling policy.

Term update: Jets WR coach Miles Austin is being suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy for a minimum of a year, pending the appeal, per me and @RichCimini.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2022

Schefter also confirmed Austin will be appealing the suspension.

Austin is in his second season as the Jets wide receivers coach. It is his first full-time role as a coach after spending 10 seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver. He was previously an offensive quality control coach for the 49ers in 2019.

The NFL has held a strict gambling policy since 2019. There was no indication from the NFL on which violation Austin committed.

NFL personnel are banned from wagering, fixing and providing inside information on NFL games. They are also banned from entering a sportsbook during the NFL season.

One particularly noteworthy rule of the NFL gambling policy is its rules on gambling on other sports.

“Betting on Other Sports: All NFL Personnel other than Players are further prohibited from placing, soliciting, or facilitating bets on any other professional (e.g., NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, USTA, MLS), college (e.g., NCAA basketball), international (e.g., World Baseball Classic, World Cup), or Olympic sports competition, tournament or event,” the policy reads.

It specifically notes other than players. Austin is not currently a player and would fall under this jurisdiction.

Schefter reported, “There’s no indication that Austin bet on NFL games but bet on other sports which violates NFL personnel gambling policy, per the source.”

NFL personnel are allowed to place non-sports-related wagers at casinos, dog tracks and horse tracks.

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