Cardinals Josh Shaw suspended for betting on NFL games, including betting against Cards

Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 18:09:50-05

GLENDALE, AZ — The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw for betting on NFL games multiple times during the season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the player's suspension Friday. Shaw was suspended indefinitely through at least the end of the 2020 season.

"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."

According to ESPN, Shaw also reportedly bet against the Cardinals at least once.

The Cardinals were included in a three-team parlay game on the second half of Week 10 games leading up to his suspension. In the Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, although the Cardinals lost as he reportedly bet, he failed to cover the second-half spread causing him to lose the bet.

After the league's investigation, officials found no evidence of inside information being given that would compromise the outcome of the game. The investigation also found no evidence proving the the team or coaches had knowledge of Shaw's betting.