Cardinals player bet on games

The NFL suspended Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw through at least next season — more than a yearlong ban — after its investigation concluded that he bet on league games earlier this season.

Shaw played for the Chiefs in 2018, appearing in four games. He is currently on injured reserve with the Cardinals.

“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,” league commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

In a news release, the NFL said it uncovered no evidence that Shaw used inside information to place his bets. It did not say whether he bet on games involving his own team, but evidence suggested his teammates and coaches were unaware he was gambling on NFL games.

Shaw has three days to appeal the suspension. As it stands, he may petition the league for reinstatement on Feb. 15, 2021.

— The Associated Press

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