Detroit Lions’ Jameson Williams among 5 NFL players suspended for violating gambling policy

The NFL dropped the hammer down on young Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams, three of his teammates and a Washington Commanders player Friday morning with a stunning piece of information.

Multiple media reports indicate that Williams joins Lions wide receiver Stanley Berryhill in being suspended the first six games of next season for violating the NFL’s gambling policy. Fellow Lions teammates, wide receiver Quintez Cephus and C.J. Moore were suspended indefinitely (at least a year) while Commanders edge rusher Shaka Toney also received an indefinite ban.

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“The NFL confirmed today that three players have been indefinitely suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy. Two others were each suspended six games,” the NFL said in a statement. “A league review uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way.”

According to Kyle Meinke of MLive, C.J. Moore and Quintez Cephus allegedly bet on NFL games. Hence, why they were suspended indefinitely. Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill did not bet on NFL games. However, they did place some sort of bets within the Lions’ facility.

Immediately after news of their suspensions broke, the Lions released Cephus and Moore. Another report indicated that some Lions staffers were also found in violation of the gambling policy. They were fired last month.

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As a breaking story, we will have more information once it becomes available.

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