NFL suspends Arizona Cardinals Josh Shaw for betting on league video games

The Nationwide Soccer League has suspended Arizona Cardinals defensive again Josh Shaw for betting on video games, the league introduced Friday.

Shaw, who’s at the moment on injured reserve, is not going to be eligible to play for the rest of the 2019 season, and out indefinitely till no less than the conclusion of the 2020 season for betting on NFL video games on “a number of events, this season” the league mentioned.

“The continued success of the NFL relies upon straight on every of us doing every thing essential to safeguard the integrity of the sport and the reputations of all who take part within the league,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned in a press release. “On the core of this accountability is the longstanding precept that betting on NFL video games, or on any component of a sport, places in danger the integrity of the sport, damages public confidence within the NFL, and is forbidden beneath all circumstances.

“In the event you work within the NFL in any capability,” Goodell concluded, “it’s possible you’ll not wager on NFL soccer.”

Shaw’s agent, Zeke Sandhu of Elite Athlete Administration, didn’t instantly reply to request for remark in regards to the suspension.

Shaw, 27, has not performed this season as he is at the moment out with a shoulder damage. The NFL says its investigation discovered Shaw used no insider data, whereas additionally acknowledging there was no proof displaying teammates and coaches knew about Shaw’s betting exercise.

Presently, sports activities betting is prohibited in Arizona; therefore,

Shaw positioned bets on video games whereas on a visit with pals in Las Vegas. Shaw, who signed with the Cardinals on a one-year deal price roughly $895,000, has three enterprise days to attraction his suspension through the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Settlement. If Shaw information and losses any attraction, he may petition for reinstatement following Feb. 15, 2021.

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Shaw within the fourth spherical of the 2015 NFL Draft. In 55 profession video games, Shaw recorded 108 whole tackles and one sack.