Arizona Cardinals DB Josh Shaw got caught betting on NFL games this year.
It appears Josh Shaw of the Arizona Cardinals will have to sit out the entire 2020 NFL season because he bet on numerous NFL games this past year. As the Associated Press reports, Shaw was suspended on Friday in the first ban for gambling in the NFL in over 35 years.
Shaw, who hasn't played in 2019 due to being on injured reserve, will be able to petition for reinstatement on Feb. 15, 2021. It is not clear exactly how long Shaw had been gambling on the NFL, but the league reportedly found no evidence that any of his teammates or coaches were aware of, or involved in, the bets.
“The continued success of the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages public confidence in the NFL, and is forbidden under all circumstances. If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football.”
Read the full statement on Shaw's suspension (below) via ESPN's Adam Schefter.