National Football League player suspended for gambling bet against his own team

Report: Cardinals' Josh Shaw bet against his own team before getting caught, suspended

Josh Shaw reportedly placed bet against Cardinals as part of a three-team parlay

According to's David Purdum, Shaw placed a bet November 10 at Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas.

Shaw reportedly made his bet Sunday, Nov. 10 at a Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas. But Shaw did bet against the Cardinals last month as part of a three-team parlay.

It included Tampa Bay being a 1-point favorite over Arizona in the second half.

Shaw, who hasn't appeared in any games this season due to a shoulder injury, was the first player suspended by a major sports league for gambling since a 2018 Supreme Court ruling allowing legalized sports betting, paving the way for sports books to open in several states outside of Nevada. They failed to cover, but still beat the Cardinals, and Shaw lost his bet anyway. At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on National Football League games, or on any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages public confidence in the National Football League, and is forbidden under all circumstances. The NFL maintains that Shaw did not use any inside information when betting, and didn't compromise any games. Shaw has been on injured reserve since August, which likely accounts for his ability to lay down a bet while his team was playing. ESPN reported that Caesars contacted the Nevada State Gaming Control Board on the day Shaw bet on the Cardinals in that three-team parlay, and the National Football League was alerted to the situation soon after.

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