Miles Austin, the wide receivers coach for the New York Jets, has been suspended for a year by the NFL for betting on non-NFL sports, according to a report by the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The NFL is suspending Jets receivers coach Miles Austin for violating the league’s gambling policy, per sources.
There’s no indication Austin bet on NFL games as a coach but bet on other sports which violates NFL personnel gambling policy. pic.twitter.com/n3ACgHXLPA
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 23, 2022
The league’s gambling policy prohibits personnel from wagering on any sport whatsoever. Austin is appealing the suspension while fully cooperating with the investigation, according to his lawyer.
Statement from Bill Deni, attorney for Miles Austin, who was suspended by #NFL for gambling. He is appealing #Jets pic.twitter.com/wXl7ucCcAj
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 23, 2022
Austin played 10 years in the NFL, mostly with the Dallas Cowboys.
In the last similar gambling-related incident, former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley was placed on indefinite suspension by the NFL in March for having bet on Falcons contests last year while he was on leave from the team.