NFL investigating fifth Lions player for violation of league play policy: Sources

The NFL is investigating a fifth player on the 2022 Detroit Lions roster for a potential violation of league play policy, league sources said. Athleticism.

Athleticism does not name the player at this time as the investigation is ongoing. The player currently under investigation was not a prominent member of the 2022 squad. He has not yet been interviewed by the league investigator. The player’s agent declined to comment when reached by Athleticism, as do spokespersons for the NFL, NFLPA and Lions.

The player is the fifth 2022 Lions player to be investigated for gambling policy violations this offseason. On April 21, the NFL announced the suspension of four more Lions players for gambling. Safety CJ Moore and wide receiver Quintez Cephus received indefinite suspensions for betting on NFL action, and wide receivers Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill received six-game suspensions for placing bets on action non-NFL while at Lions facilities, a violation of league play. policy. The Lions immediately released Moore and Cephus. On May 9, the team liberated Berryhill.

Commanders defensive lineman Shaka Toney has also been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games.


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On Monday, ESPN reported that the league was investigating a “second wave of potential violations of its playing policy.”

In April, the NFLPA sent a memo to all NFL agents regarding recent suspensions for gaming policy violations and warned them that players should never open or use a mobile gaming app while at work.

NFL gaming policy prohibits team personnel, league personnel and players from placing bets on any sport at any league facility, including stadiums that house sports betting, or when traveling with their teams.

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