NFL reinstates five players suspended in 2023 for violation

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NFL reinstates five players suspended in 2023 for violation

The NFL has lifted suspensions for five players who were banned for the entirety of the 2023 season due to breaches of the league’s gambling regulations.

Washington Commanders’ defensive end Shaka Toney and free agents Rashod Berry, Quintez Cephus, C.J. Moore, and Demetrius Taylor have all been reinstated, as confirmed by Jonathan Jones, CBS Sports’ lead NFL insider.

Toney is now eligible to join in any Commanders’ offseason activities, while the other four players are cleared to pursue contracts with teams, according to Jones.

Cephus, Toney, and Moore received their suspensions last April, leading to the abrupt release of Cephus and Moore by the Lions. Berry and Taylor were suspended last June, alongside former Colts teammate Isaiah Rodgers, for betting on NFL games in 2022. Following the league’s sanctions, Indianapolis waived each player promptly. Rodgers remains awaiting reinstatement.

Additionally, two other Lions, wide receiver Jameson Williams, and Stanley Berryhill III, received six-game suspensions for their involvement in gambling activities.