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New England Patriots’ Jonathan Jones calls for reform on NFL gambling policy

Joe Lyons
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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.

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.

Joe Lyons
Joe Lyons

Joe Lyons is a sports betting writer with years of experience on reputable sports and gambling websites SportsLens, Basketball Insiders and Business2Community. Joe has also been published by Nottingham Forest FC, working with the academy and senior teams to produce content on matchdays. He formerly covered the Premier League and EFL as an on-site reporter during the 2020/21 season for Prost International. He is an expert in a range of sports including soccer, basketball, darts and American football. Joe specialises in long form SEO content alongside news, tips and betting. His sports betting work can be found on SportsLens and Basketball Insiders. Joe has a keen eye for the sports betting industry in the USA which covers the NBA and NFL, tracking and analysing the market as it changes throughout the season.