Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams has revealed that he “wasn’t aware” of the NFL’s gambling policy before he received a six-game suspension last month. The 2022 first round draft pick described how he was “hurt” and “sick” after learning about the ban.
he engaged in mobile betting at the team’s training facility
Williams didn’t place any wagers on NFL games, but he engaged in mobile betting at the team’s training facility, which is against the NFL’s rules. While Williams doesn’t remember placing these bets, he does not intend to appeal the league’s decision.
He said he doesn’t frequently place wagers and he’s looking forward to getting back in action with the team in the seventh week of the season. The 22-year-old hopes that other athletes will now be fully aware of the potential pitfalls of sports betting.
Three of Williams’ Detroit teammates also received bans last month for gambling offenses; the Lions released all three. Lions General Manager Brad Holmes and Head Coach Dan Campbell both believe that Williams has learned his lesson about betting and they have no concerns about any potential future issues.