Last month, four Lions were suspended for violating the NFL’s gambling policy. Finally there may be a fifth.
According to Kalin Kahler of TheAthletic.com, the NFL is investigating a fifth player for violating its gambling policy.
TheAthletic.com could not name the player because the investigation is ongoing. This is a sharp departure from the various media outlets that regularly report on players experiencing other policy violations before the investigation is complete.
But the player in question “wasn’t a popular member of the 2022 team,” Kahler wrote. He has not yet been interviewed by the league.
The fact that another Lions player is being investigated shows the importance of teams properly educating their players about gambling policies and the dire consequences of such violations. Four players failed in Detroit and another may be joining the list.