The NFL announced Friday that Cardinals S Josh Shaw has been suspended through the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on “multiple occasions” this season.
Here’s the full release from the NFL:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today suspended JOSH SHAW of the Arizona Cardinals indefinitely through at least the conclusion of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season. Shaw is currently on Injured Reserve.
A league investigation uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way. Nor was there evidence suggesting any awareness by teammates, coaches or other players of his betting activity.
“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. 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.” said Commissioner Goodell. “If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football.”
Shaw may petition for reinstatement on or after February 15, 2021. Pursuant to the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, he may appeal his suspension by filing notice within three days.
Shaw, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2015. The Bengals waived him with an injury designation coming out of the preseason last year and he later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.
Cincinnati cut Shaw loose soon after and he eventually signed on with the Chiefs. He later had a brief stint with the Buccaneers before the Cardinals signed him to a contract this past March.
The Cardinals later placed Shaw on injured reserve.
In 2018, Shaw appeared in eight games for the Buccaneers and Chiefs and recorded 11 tackles and a fumble recovery.