: NFL player Calvin Ridley bet $1,500 on NFL games — was suspended and may lose $11 million in salary

by | Aug 3, 2022 | Stock Market

The National Football league suspended star wide receiver Calvin Ridley in March for at least one season for betting on NFL games, the league announced. The NFL said Ridley bet on NFL games during a five-day window in November 2021 when Ridley was not participating in team activities due to a non-football injury. See also: The NFL will appeal Deshaun Watson’s 6-game suspension — The NFL had reportedly been hoping for an indefinite suspension for Watson

“There is nothing more fundamental to the NFL’s success — and to the reputation of everyone associated with our league — than upholding the integrity of the game,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a statement. “This is the responsibility of every player, coach, owner, game official, and anyone else employed in the league. Your actions put the integrity of the game at risk, threatened to damage public confidence in professional football, and potentially undermined the reputations of your fellow players throughout the NFL.” “For decades, gambling on NFL games has been considered among the most significant violations of league policy warranting the most substantial sanction. In your case, I acknowledge and commend you for your promptly reporting for an interview, and for admitting your actions,” the NFL’s statement continued. NFL players are not permitted to bet on NFL games, whether they are playing in them or not, according to the league’s Gambling Policy and comments from Roge …

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