The Jacksonville Jaguars have provided an update on the status of their star wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for gambling on his former team, the Atlanta Falcons, to win.
Ridley, who has missed the entire 2022 season due to the suspension, has not been reinstated by the NFL yet, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
The NFL has yet to reinstate #Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley, HC Doug Pederson has updated.
Ridley has been suspended indefinitely for gambling his team to win and missed the 2022 season.
Players who have done worse things received far lesser suspensions. Hopefully he returns soon. pic.twitter.com/nyYuff6v8X
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 28, 2023
Calvin Ridley’s Suspension
In March 2022, Ridley was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on sports betting. Ridley was found to have placed bets on NFL games involving his own team, the Falcons. The league prohibits players from betting on any NFL game, including those in which they are not participating.
Jaguars coach Doug Pederson provided an update on Ridley’s status during a recent press conference. He confirmed that Ridley has not yet been reinstated by the NFL and that the team is still awaiting word on when he will be able to return to the field.
Calvin Ridley’s suspension was a significant blow to the team last season. Ridley is expected to be a key contributor for the Jaguars’ offense if he’s reinstated next season.
Ridley’s suspension has been a significant setback for both the player and his team. The Jaguars are still awaiting word on when Ridley will be able to return to the field, but there is hope that he will be reinstated soon.
Ridley’s suspension highlights the NFL’s strict policies on sports betting and serves as a reminder to all players of the consequences of violating those policies. As the offseason progresses, the Jaguars will be keeping a close eye on Ridley’s status and hoping for his return to the field.