NFL Investigates Fifth Lions Player For Violating League Gambling Policy: Sources

The NFL is investigating a fifth player on the 2022 Detroit Lions roster for a possible violation of the league’s gambling policies, league sources said. The athletic.

The athletic does not name the player at this time as the investigation is still ongoing. The player currently under investigation was not a prominent member of the 2022 squad. He has yet to be interviewed by the league’s researcher. The player’s agent declined to comment when reached by the athletic, as are spokespersons for the NFL, NFLPA and the Lions.

This player is the fifth 2022 Lions player to be investigated off-season for a gambling policy violation. On April 21, the NFL announced the suspension of four other Lions players for gambling. Safety CJ Moore and wide receiver Quintez Cephus received indefinite suspensions for betting on NFL action, and wide receivers Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill received six-game suspensions for placing bets on non-NFL action while in the Lions’ league. facility were a violation of the league’s gambling policy. The Lions immediately released Moore and Cephus. On May 9, the team released Berryhill.

Commander’s defensive lineman Shaka Toney was also suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games.


What are the NFL’s Betting Rules?

On Monday, ESPN reported that the league is investigating a “second wave of possible violations of its gambling policies.”

In April, the NFLPA sent a memo to all NFL agents addressing recent suspensions for gambling policy violations and warning that players should never open or use a mobile gambling app while on the job.

NFL betting policy prohibits team personnel, league personnel, and players from placing bets on any sport at any league facility, including sports betting stadiums, or while traveling with their teams.

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