The National Football League’s first betting ‘scandal’ in decades took another turn Monday on news that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw bet against his own team.
On Monday, ESPN scribe David Purdum reported that Shaw, who was indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Friday “for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions,” had wagered against the Cardinals as part of a three-team parlay.
ESPN’s sources claim Shaw made the parlay wager on November 10 at a Caesars Entertainment sportsbook in Las Vegas. The wager involved second-half results of three games, including the Cardinals game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were up 17-13 heading into the second half.
The Bucs prevailed in the game but failed to cover the second-half spread, making Shaw’s wager a loser. The NFL previously stated that there was no evidence that Shaw relied on any inside info in making his wagers.