Josh Shaw made parlay bet on Cardinals

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

Shaw, the injured defensive back who was banned by the league on Friday through at least through the 2020 season for betting on multiple NFL games, wagered against the Cardinals as part of a three-team parlay at Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas on November 10, ESPN reported. Shaw bet on three Week 10 games, including the Cardinals' tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Shaw's bet, according to the report, was on three second-half spreads. The Buccaneers were 1-point favorites for the second half.

Shaw bet against his own team, which lost, and he still didn't win the bet.

First, the National Football League frowns very heavily upon any player who partakes in sports wagering, to the point that the Arizona Cardinals defensive back has been suspended through at least the 2020 season. The league also said its investigation found no evidence that Shaw used inside information to make his bets nor that any games were compromised. Shaw has been on injured reserve since August, which likely accounts for his ability to lay down a bet while his team was playing.

The gambling lesson learned by Josh Shaw should be twofold.

In the end, that's what did him in. ESPN reported that Caesars contacted the Nevada State Gaming Control Board on the day Shaw bet on the Cardinals in that three-team parlay, and the National Football League was alerted to the situation soon after.

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