Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Shaw has decided not to appeal against his suspension for breaking NFL rules on betting according to a report by ESPN. The cornerback was hit with a ban that will last until the end of the 2020 season and possibly longer after he was found by the league to have bet on NFL games on multiple occasions this year.
Having received notification of his suspension on November 29, Shaw filed his appeal on December 3. He has since withdrawn that appeal.
The betting activity came to light when Caesars Entertainment, which operated the sportsbook that took Shaw’s wager, alerted the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the NFL. According to ESPN, Shaw met with the league office immediately at the time and cooperated with the investigation.
A previous statement from the NFL revealed that its own investigation had failed to uncover any evidence indicating that Shaw had used inside information or that any game had been compromised by his actions. Nor, it said, was there evidence suggesting any awareness by teammates, coaches or other players of his betting activity.
While Shaw has withdrawn his initial appeal against the suspension, he does have the option to petition for reinstatement on or after February 15, 2021.