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Former Dallas Cowboys Player Suspended For Gambling

Written by Tony Ghaul

New York Jets WR coach Miles Austin has joined Jacksonville Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley on the NFL’s suspended list for gambling, according to a tweet from ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter.

It is not known, if Austin has bet on NFL games, but league rules prevent personnel from gambling on other sports. The NFL would not confirm the particulars of why Austin is being suspended.

Wide receivers coach Miles Austin of the New York Jets. Photo courtsey of Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

Austin plans to appeal the ruling, according to Bill Deni, his attorney.

“The NFL suspended Miles Austin for wagering from a legal mobile account on table games and non-NFL professional sports,” Deni said. “Miles did not wager on any NFL game in violation of the Gambling Policy for NFL Personnel. He has been fully cooperative with the NFL’s investigation. He is appealing his suspension.”

Austin played in the NFL from 2006 through 2015, and the majority of his career was spent with the Dallas Cowboys. He caught 361 passes for 5,273 yards and he was named to 2 Pro Bowls.

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