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NFL Cornerback Suspended Indefinitely for Gambling Violations

by Glenn Baird - December 1, 2019

Josh Shaw, Cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals, is the first NFL player to receive a suspension for gambling related violations since Baltimore Colts Quarterback, Art Schlichter in 1983.

An investigation has uncovered that Shaw had been betting on multiple NFL games this season. According to an official press release he did not profit from any insider information and no games were compromised as a result of his wagers.

The release also stated that none of Shaw’s teammates or the coaching staff at the Cardinals knew about his gambling and he will remain suspended until the end of the 2020 season, at the very least.

It has not be revealed if Shaw bet on any matches involving the Cardinals, with a spokesperson from the NFL claiming that the information is not important when compared to the winder implications of his actions.

“The continued success of the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or on any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages public confidence in the NFL, and is forbidden under all circumstances.”

According to the NFL, there is a chance that Shaw could appeal against the punishment, but not until the middle of February next year.

With the Oakland Raiders planning on relocating to Las Vegas to a new billion dollar stadium that is currently under construction, this could be seen as marker being laid down for any fears that the new franchise could lead to a rise in insider betting.

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