The NFL introduced a brand new sequence of punishment requirements for gamers concerned in sports activities betting. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The NFL introduced Friday a brand new set of punishments for gamers discovered responsible of violating the league’s guidelines on sports activities betting participation and discretion.
based mostly much less on discretion than they’d been beforehand
The requirements had been reached with the assistance of the NFL and the NFL Gamers Affiliation (NFLPA). Choices concerning punishments will now be based mostly much less on discretion than they’d been beforehand.
The punishments for varied infractions are as follows.
- Betting on NFL video games not involving the participant’s group: at the very least one yr suspension.
- Betting on NFL video games involving the participant’s group: at the very least two years suspension.
- Betting on non-NFL occasions from the group facility: two video games suspension for the primary violation, six video games for the second, and at the very least one yr for the third.
- Making an attempt to repair video games: Expulsion from the NFL.
- Sharing delicate/inside data: at the very least one yr suspension.
- Third-party/proxy betting: at the very least one yr suspension.
Gamers will have the ability to enchantment their suspensions simply as they’ll with different costs.
Jacksonville Jaguars large receiver Calvin Ridley was suspended for the 2022 season after he was discovered to have positioned a number of bets, together with parlays involving his then-team, the Atlanta Falcons, whereas he was away from the group.
A number of gamers are additionally at present serving suspensions for playing infractions. Ex-Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. was suspended and subsequently launched after he was discovered to have positioned tons of of bets, together with these involving his group and from the group facility.
Rodgers signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on the finish of August however can not apply for reinstatement till 2024.
A number of different gamers, together with Detroit Lions wideout Jameson Williams and Denver Broncos defensive finish Eyioma Uwazurike are additionally on the checklist of gamers which can be coping with the fallout from sports activities betting.