New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones took to Twitter to hit out at the NFL’s gambling rules after four players were suspended for violations.
The NFL have suspended two Indianapolis Colts players, cornerback Isaiah Rodgers and defensive end Rashod Berry alongside free agent Demetrius Taylor and Tennessee Titans’ lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere for violating the league’s gambling policy.
Patriots cornerback Jones, 29, expressed his dissatisfaction with the suspensions on Twitter, claiming it was unfair that players can risk their lives on the field but not $1,000 on their team to win.
I understand rules are rules, But I can risk my life so that my team wins but I can’t risk 1k on my team winning 🤷🏾♂️
— J Jones (@justjjones) June 29, 2023
Jones admitted he doesn’t gamble on sports but believes the league could limit bets to be only for a respective player’s team benefits.
NFL gambling policy prohibits team staff, league staff and players from betting on any sport inside any league facility – including stadiums that house sportsbooks or whilst travelling with their teams.
Players are able to bet on other sports/leagues as long as it’s away from an NFL facility. The league held a video conference earlier this month to explain the policy following an increased number of player violations.