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Calvin Ridley suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games for 2022 Season

Calvin Ridley suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games for 2022 Season

Calvin Ridley suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games for 2022 Season

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been suspended for at least the 2022 season after gambling on games in 2021.

The NFL released a statement Monday announcing his suspension, saying Ridley gambled on games over a five-day stretch in November 2021 when he was on the non-football injury list to address his mental health.

Ridley stepped away from football on Halloween, saying he needed to get his personal life in order.

In a series of tweets Monday after the suspension was announced, Ridley said he bet $1,500 total and that "I don't have a gambling problem." He also tweeted that he couldn't even watch football at the time he made the bets. He added that he's just going to "be more healthy when I come back" and that "I know I was wrong But I'm getting 1 year lol."

The NFL determined that Ridley placed multilegged parlay bets involving three, five and eight games that included the Falcons to win via his mobile device out of state, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The NFL learned of Ridley's betting activity through its relationships within the legal sports betting industry, a source told ESPN's David Purdum.

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"Your actions put the integrity of the game at risk, threatened to damage public confidence in professional football, and potentially undermined the reputations of your fellow players throughout the NFL."Roger Goodell, in letter to Calvin Ridley

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