Josh Shaw Suspended Through 2020 NFL Season for Betting on League Games

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 09:  Josh Shaw #6 of the USC Trojans celebrates after returning a blocked punt for a touchdown against the California Golden Bears during the second quarter at California Memorial Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Arizona Cardinals' defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended through the 2020 season, for allegedly betting on NFL games. This is the NFL's first gambling-related suspension in the last 35 years.

Shaw is currently on Injured Reserve, and hasn't seen the field for the Cardinals this season.

While the league apparently found that Shaw wagered on games this season, the NFL found no evidence that he did so using insider information, nor did it compromise the integrity or outcome of any of Arizona's games. He will be suspended for the remainder of this year, and through the 2020 season. He won't be eligible to apply for reinstatement until Feb. 15, 2021.

Shaw was the Cincinnati Bengals' fourth-round pick out of USC in 2015. After playing parts of three seasons for the Bengals, he logged time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018.

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