NFL Commissioner Suspends John Shaw Indefinitely For Betting

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The suspension of Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw was confirmed indefinitely by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell until at least the end of the 2020 season.

The ban has to do with betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, but specifics of the bet form, where they were put and where games were not revealed. Shaw is on the Injured Reserve at the moment.

A league investigation found no evidence that any inside information was used or any game was compromised in any way, according to an official statement from the NFL. Neither, it said, was there was any evidence to suggest awareness of his betting activity by teammates, coaches or other players.

Goodell said: “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. If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football.”

On or after February 15, 2021, Shaw can apply for re-establishment. He could appeal his suspension by filing notice within three days under the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement

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