NFL players suspended for gambling? Investigating allegations on athletes after reportedly losing $8M on illegal bets

Recently, the NFL has started taking strict action against players violating the league’s gambling policy. The aim is to maintain the integrity of the game and punish the player for their actions. Amid all this situation, a new broke out that one player lost $8 million in 2022. He lost this money in illegal sports betting. 

It is still unknown who that player is. But he can be one of the NFL players that have already been suspended this offseason for gambling-related offenses.

Which NFL players are being suspended?

Wide receiver Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore faced indefinite suspensions for their alleged involvement in betting on NFL games, a clear violation of the league’s gambling policy. Additionally, wide receivers Stanley Berryhill and Jameson Williams were handed six-game suspensions for betting on non-NFL games at a league facility. 

The Lions subsequently released Moore, Cephus, and Berryhill, demonstrating the severity with which teams are treating these transgressions.


The issue has not been limited to the Detroit Lions alone. Washington Commanders’ defensive end Shaka Toney also received an indefinite suspension for allegedly betting on games, further highlighting the league’s commitment to addressing gambling-related violations.

Which gambling rule did the player break?


The specific rule that the players violated revolves around the NFL’s gambling policy, which strictly prohibits any form of betting within the league’s facilities or venues, including practice facilities. 

This rule is been strictly implemented to ensure that players, coaches, and staff are not compromising the fairness and impartiality of NFL contests through their gambling activities.

Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner also talked about this gambling matter. He emphasized that the league will make sure to maintain a fair playing field. 

In conclusion, it is clear that the league is determined to strictly implement the no gambling policy and won’t tolerate any player breaking this policy. This step will ensure fans that the NFL is a reliable organization. 


Maheen Zaib

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