Josh Shaw Drops Appeal Against Suspension For Betting

According to an ESPN article, Josh Shaw of Arizona Cardinals has opted not to appeal against his suspension for violating NFL betting laws. The cornerback was hit with a suspension, after the league discovered him to gamble on NFL games on multiple occasions this year, with the suspension to last until the end of the 2020 season and possibly longer.

Shaw lodged his appeal on 3 December after receiving notice of his suspension on 29 November. Since then he has withdrawn the appeal.

The betting operation came to light when the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the NFL were alerted by Caesars Entertainment, which owned the sportsbook that took Shaw’s wager. Shaw met directly with the league office at the time and cooperated with the inquiry, according to ESPN.

An earlier statement from the NFL confirmed that his own investigation had failed to find any proof that Shaw had used inside information or that his actions had compromised any game. Nor, it said, there was evidence suggesting some knowledge of his betting behaviour by teammates, coaches or other players.

Although Shaw withdrawn his initial appeal against the suspension, on or after February 15, 2021, he has the right to apply for reinstatement.