Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley, a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, has been suspended by the league for betting on NFL games

Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons during his rookie season in a game against the Cleveland Browns. 

An investigation by the NFL did not find any evidence that Ridley had used "inside information" to place his bets, nor that teammates and coaches knew of his gambling 

Commissioner Roger Goodell Wrote

"Your actions put the integrity of the game at risk, threatened to damage public confidence in professional football 

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he had bet $1500 in total and expressed disbelief in the length of the punishment. 

League Wrote

Ridley's gambling took place over a period of five days in late November 

Ridley was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft after a standout career at the University of Alabama. 

Calvin Ridley

In his third professional season, he caught 90 passes for nearly 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns 

Calvin Ridley

Ridley will be allowed to apply for reinstatement during the week following next year's Super Bowl, the league said. 

Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley, a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, has been suspended by the league for betting on NFL games