NFL suspends 5 players, including multiple B1G alumni, for gambling violations
Five NFL players have been hit with gambling-related suspensions by the league.
Jameson Williams headlines the group. Williams, Quintez Cephus, C.J. Moore, Shaka Toney and Stanley Berryhill are all facing suspensions. Williams and Berryhill are facing 6-game suspensions for gambling on non-NFL games inside the team facility.
Cephus and Moore, members of the Detroit Lions, and Toney of the Washington Commanders, are suspended indefinitely through at least the conclusion of the 2023 season for betting on NFL games in the 2022 season. They can petition for reinstatement at the conclusion of the 2023 season.
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Cephus, a former Wisconsin wide receiver, has been released by the Lions upon his suspension. A 5th-round pick in 2020, Cephus has played in 22 games for Detroit, making 6 starts. He missed time due to injury last season, playing in just 4 games. In his pro career, Cephus has 37 catches for 568 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Toney, a former Penn State defensive end, has been with Washington for 2 seasons. He has made 26 appearances, starting 1 game in 2021. The former 7th-round draft pick has 16 tackles in his NFL career.
Williams played at Ohio State in 2019 and ’20 before transferring to Alabama for the 2021 season. He was the No. 12 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
NFL announcement on the suspension of five players: pic.twitter.com/MS1kAFAqQO
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2023