NFL Suspends Five Players for Breaching League’s Sports Betting Policy

The NFL on Friday announced the indefinite suspensions of three players and six-game suspensions for two others. NFL officials said the suspensions are for violations of the league’s policy on gambling and sports betting.

Wide receiver Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore of the Detroit Lions, along with defensive end Shaka Toney of the Washington Commanders, have been banned indefinitely from the NFL. The league said the trio is suspended “through at least the conclusion of the 2023 season for betting on NFL games in the 2022 season.”

Cephus, Moore, and Toney will remain prohibited from playing in the NFL until they petition the league for reinstatement after next season.

The NFL also announced suspensions for wide receivers Stanley Berryhill and Jameson Williams — both of whom played for the Lions last season. Berryhill and Williams were slapped with six-game bans for betting on sports but not NFL games.

Berryhill and Williams cannot play in any games during the first six weeks of the 2023-24 NFL season but are allowed to participate in all off-season and preseason activities, including preseason games.

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