Denver Broncos Defensive end Eyioma Uwazurike has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games during the 2022 season, the league announced Monday.
This marks the tenth nfl player suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy this year.
The NFL said in a statement that Uwazurike, a fourth-round draft pick from iowa State, he would miss the next season for gambling on games during his rookie season and will not be eligible for reinstatement until the following July.
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«Our organization has fully cooperated with this investigation and takes issues related to game integrity very seriously,» the Broncos said in a statement.
«The Denver Broncos will continue to provide all members of our organization with the education, resources and support necessary to ensure compliance with the NFL Betting Policy».
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Uwazurike becomes the 10th NFL player suspended this offseason for gambling violations.
Indianapolis Colts players Isaiah Rodgers and Rashod Berry, along with free agent Demetrius Taylor, received indefinite suspensions last month. The league said the suspensions stemmed from bets placed on NFL games during the 2022 season.
tennessee titans Offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere was also suspended six games Thursday for gambling on «non-NFL sports at club facilities.»
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«The game policy, which is reviewed annually with all NFL personnel, including players, prohibits any person in the NFL from participating in any form of game at any club or league facility or location, including practice facilities,» the league said at the time.
They are allowed to place non-sports bets at legally operated casinos and horse or dog racing tracks at their leisure, even during the season, according to The Associated Press.
Five other players were suspended in April.