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Suspended NFL defensive back Josh Shaw bet against his own team and lost: report
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Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw reportedly bet against his own team in a three-team parlay wager at Caesars in Las Vegas which led to his three-year suspension.
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Shaw, who signed with the Cardinals in March and has not played a game for them this season, made the wager on Nov. 10, ESPN reported Monday. Shaw reportedly took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a second-half bet against the Cardinals. The Buccaneers were favored by one point and were leading 17-13 at halftime. The Buccaneers won the game 30-27, but Shaw lost his bet.
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The NFL declined to comment on the wagers. A league spokesman told ESPN that the type of bet nor the games wagered upon matter when it comes to the league's gambling policy.
Gaming sources told ESPN that Caesars contacted the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the NFL on Nov. 10 after discovering Shaw made the bet. Sources told ESPN that Shaw listed himself as a "professional football player" as his occupation when filling out an application for a betting account.