NFL suspends five players for gambling breaches


The NFL suspended five players for violations of the league’s gambling policy, including four Detroit Lions, on Friday.

Williams and Berryhill received six-game suspensions. Cephus, Moore and Toney were all suspended indefinitely and can apply for reinstatement after the 2023 season.

The NFL later confirmed the suspensions.

“A league review uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way,” the league said in a statement.

The gambling policy prohibits anyone in the NFL from engaging in any form of gambling in any club or league facility or venue, including the practice facility, per the league.

The Lions announced on Friday they had released Cephus and Moore following their suspensions.

“As a result of an NFL investigation, it came to our attention that a few of our players had violated the league’s gambling policy,” Lions general manager Brad Holmes said in a statement. “These players exhibited decision making that is not consistent with our organizational values and violates league rules. We have made the decision to part ways with Quintez and C.J. immediately. We are disappointed by the decision making demonstrated by Stanley and Jameson and will work with both players to ensure they understand the severity of these violations and have clarity on the league rules moving forward.”