The NFL is investigating a fifth player on the 2022 Detroit Lions roster for a potential violation of the league’s gambling policy, league sources said. The Athletic.
The Athletic The player has not been named at this time because the investigation is ongoing. The player currently under investigation is not a known member of the 2022 team. He has not yet been interviewed by a league investigator. The player’s agent declined to comment when reached by The Athletic, as did spokespeople for the NFL, NFLPA and the Lions.
The player is the fifth Lions player in 2022 to be investigated for a gambling violation this offseason. On April 21, the NFL announced the suspensions of four more 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 in non-NFL action while at the Lions facility, a violation of the league’s gambling policy. The Lions immediately released Moore and Cephus. On May 9, the team released Berryhill.
Commanders defensive lineman Shaka Toney was also suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games.
What are the NFL gambling rules?
On Monday, ESPN reported that the league is investigating “a second wave of potential violations of its gambling policy.”
In April, the NFLPA sent a memo to all NFL agents responding to recent suspensions for gambling policy violations and warned them that players should not open or use a mobile gambling app while on the job .
The NFL’s gambling policy prohibits team staff, league staff and players from placing bets on any sport in any league facility, including stadiums that house sportsbooks, or while traveling with their team.
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