The NFL announced on Friday that Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended through at least the end of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games. Shaw is currently on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury suffered during the preseason. He will be allowed to petition for reinstatement on or after February 15, 2021.
The NFL announced that the investigation uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised by the betting. Additionally, the NFL announced they found nothing to suggest awareness by his teammates, coaches or other players.
Here’s the full NFL press release:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today suspended Josh Shaw of the Arizona Cardinals indefinitely through at least the conclusion of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season. Shaw is currently on Injured Reserve.
A league investigation uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way. Nor was there evidence suggesting any awareness by teammates, coaches or other players of his betting activity.
”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. At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or on 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.” said Commissioner Goodell. ”If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football.”
Shaw may petition for reinstatement on or after February 15, 2021. Pursuant to the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, he may appeal his suspension by filing notice within three days.