NFL Investigates Surge in Gambling Policy Violations


The National Football League is currently investigating a further wave of violations of its gambling policy. These new investigations come almost a month after the suspension of players on both the Washington Commanders and Detroit Lions teams.

Quintez Cephus, C.J. Moore, and Shaka Toney were all suspended indefinitely in April 2023 for wagering on NFL games in 2022. Meanwhile, Stanley Berryhill and Jameson Williams have been suspended for six games each for betting from an NFL venue.

The NFL has three official partnerships with sportsbooks, Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel, and even allows some to operate at football stadiums. Ads for sportsbooks and betting apps are displayed during NFL games.NFL C.J. Moore

Ned Ehrlich, Associate General Counsel for the NFLPA, said, “During the NFL’s investigations, we have learned that these apps are highly sensitive and very sophisticated at tracking, among other things, user location to be sure that people using the app are not ‘prohibited gamblers’ and/or that the person using the apps is in a location where they are allowed to place bets on the app.

The NFL also uses third-party companies and geolocation services. This is needed to identity which players may be violating gambling policies or placing bets from locations like team facilities.

After the suspensions of five players last month, the NFL must review further potential sports betting misconduct. Outlining the gambling policy is part of training for over 17,000 NFL employees each year. So far, details have not been provided regarding either the type or amount of violations presently under review.


Liga Tarasova has a history of quality assurance and leading teams in an outsourcing company. Currently, she is working remotely as an Editor in Chief for She stands for fair and safe gambling for people in the USA. Not long ago, she lived in Malta, the global iGaming hub, and worked at an iGaming company offering cloud-based product and platform services to B2B partners. Liga’s passion is visual arts and interior design.

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