NFL investigating fifth Lions player for violating league’s gambling policy: sources

The NFL is investigating a fifth player on the Detroit Lions’ 2022 roster for violating the league’s gambling policy, league sources said. The athletics.

The athletics I will not name the player at this time as the investigation is ongoing. The player under investigation was not a standout on the 2022 team. He has not yet been interviewed by a league investigator. The player’s agent declined to comment when reached athletics, As did spokespersons for the NFL, NFLPA and the Lions.

This player is the fifth 2022 Lions player to be investigated for gambling policy violations this season. On April 21, the NFL announced the suspension of four other Lions players for gambling. Safety C.J. Moore and wide receiver Quintez Cefus received indefinite bans for betting on NFL action, while wide receivers Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill received six-game suspensions for betting on non-NFL action while at the Lions facility. Policy. The Lions immediately released Moore and Cephus. On May 9, the team released Berryhill.

Chiefs defensive lineman Shaka Toney has also been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games.

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ESPN reported Monday that the league is investigating “a second wave of potential gambling policy violations.”

In April, the NFLPA sent a memo to all NFL agents addressing recent suspensions for gambling policy violations and warning players to never open or use a mobile gambling app while on the job.

The NFL’s gambling policy prohibits team employees, league employees and players from placing bets on any sport at any league facility, including stadiums that house sports books, or while traveling with their teams.

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