Friday, June 21, 2024

NFL suspends 5 players for violating gambling policy


NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL suspended five players on Friday for violating the league’s gambling policy.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephas and safety CJ Moore and Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney were suspended indefinitely, while Lions wide receivers Stanley Berryhill and Jamison Williams were suspended for six games each.

Cephus, Moore and Toney have been suspended indefinitely through at least the conclusion of the 2023 season for betting on NFL games in the 2022 season, and may petition for reinstatement at the conclusion of the 2023 season .

Berryhill and Williams were suspended from an NFL facility for betting on non-NFL games. He is eligible to participate in all off-season and pre-season activities, including pre-season games, and his suspension will take effect upon final roster cutdowns.

The Lions released Cephus and Moore on Friday.

Detroit Lions executive vice president and general manager Brad Holmes said in a statement that the players “demonstrated decision-making that is not consistent with our organizational values ​​and violates league rules.”

Holmes also said that the team will work with Stanley and Jameson “to ensure that they understand the seriousness of these violations and have clarity on league rules going forward.”

The Commanders said in a statement that the team “has fully cooperated with the NFL’s investigation since receiving the notice and supports the league’s findings and actions.”