On Friday, the NFL made the shocking announcement that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended through at least the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season.
According to a report by ESPN, Shaw actually bet against the Cardinals on a three-team parlay on the second halves of three Week 10 games. He lost the wager that included the Buccaneers as 1-point favorites over Arizona in the second half.
Tampa Bay led 17-13 at halftime but didn’t cover the second-half spread en route to a 30-27 win.
“If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in Friday’s release announcing the suspension.
Shaw hadn’t actually appeared in any games in 2019 due to a shoulder injury.
ESPN also reported that Caesars, who entered into a partnership with the NFL in January 2019, contacted the Nevada State Gaming Control Board and the NFL after learning that Shaw had placed the wager.
The report also stated that Shaw listed “professional football player” as his occupation for a betting account with the casino’s sportsbook.