Cardinals' Shaw suspended for betting on games

FILE PHOTO: NFL: Arizona Cardinals-Minicamp, Defensive Back Josh Shaw

(Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended until at least the end of the 2020 season for betting on National Football League games, the league said on Friday.

The NFL said in a statement an investigation uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way.

"The continued success of the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement.

"At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or on any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages public confidence in the NFL, and is forbidden under all circumstances.

"If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football."

The Cardinals in an email to Reuters said they will not have anything to say beyond the commissioner's statement.

A fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2015 draft, Shaw is currently on season-ending injury reserve.

He can petition for reinstatement on Feb. 15, 2021.


(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Matthew Lewis)