The NFL suspended Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw indefinitely today through at least the conclusion of the 2020 season for betting on league games on multiple occasions this season.
Shaw was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the 2019 NFL season with a shoulder injury. He can petition for reinstatement on Feb. 15, 2021.
Following a league investigation, it was determined that no inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way. By all accounts, Shaw’s teammates and coaches as well as other players were unaware of his betting activity.
Shaw can appeal the suspension by filing notice within three days.
The NFL released the following quote from commissioner Roger Goodell:
“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.”