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Gambling With Careers: Will NFL Players Continue to Bet Illegally?

Yesterday, many sports fans witnessed five players get suspended for violating the policy within the league.

These players faced for their crimes and were either banned indefinitely or will miss multiple games in the 2023 NFL season. While no players from the were on this list, it's still interesting to look at how gambling has taken over these players' careers.

Four players suffered exposure to their gambling actions and are now under punishment.

This includes WR and S C.J. Moore who are now banned from returning this year to the sport. While they can reapply for after one year, the Lions decided to them after the incident.

Not only did the Lions lose two players forever, but they also lost their first-round draft pick from 2022, .

Williams will be out for six games in the upcoming season.

If you thought it couldn't be worse, it was.

The Lions then lost a backup by the name of who will also sit out six games.

One more player faced termination during this purge: was also caught in the act and banned indefinitely as well.

How will the NFL fix this problem in the future?

The subject of gambling will never cease to exist. It has been in the world for quite some time now and it has a certain effect on people who participate.

It's strange how players who are making millions and millions of dollars a year decide to risk their earnings on betting.

You are already living the dream, don't juggle the career that you love up in the air!

It's unsure how the NFL will start fixing this issue.

At the moment, I've noticed that they have cracked down on this matter a lot more than a few years ago.


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In order to ensure players do not commit these crimes anymore, the NFL may have to include themselves in their lives even more, such as cracking down on their internet usage and whereabouts.

Doing that would make sure that players do not do that anymore. However, the NFL would be invading their privacy to a very bad degree.

It would be nice if the players just realized how dumb it was to bet on games in the first place.

People bet on sports to win more money. If you are already a rich man who gets paid for playing a game you love, then there's no need to spend your money and time on betting.

NFL players betting on sports will continue in the future, but will definitely become less common as time goes on.

With the NFL cracking down on these cases, fans can expect to see less of this behavior as time goes on.

Something that won't change is the fact that every year the Detroit Lions build up enough hype with their team and players, only to be disappointed before the pre-season games.

Tony Stahl
Tony Stahl
Hey there! My name is Tony Stahl. I have two passions, writing, and football, when you put those two together you have where I am now, Inside the Star! I am 19 and live in Fort Worth and am a huge Cowboys fan. Football is my most favorite topic and I could talk your head off all day about it.

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