Daniel Sturridge Suspended, Fined for Breaking Gambling Rules

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a six week ban and a $100,000 fine for breaking rules related to gambling.

The 29 year old was found to have passed on information of passing news of a potential transfer last year, instructing his brother to bet on his possible move to Sevilla. Sturridge is eligible to return on July 31st, as four weeks of the ban have been suspended.

The length of the suspension has drawn ire from the FA, as the association wants to see Sturridge's suspension go longer, as nine other charges against Sturridge were dismissed. In a statement the FA wrote: "The FA respectfully disagrees with the Regulatory Commission's findings and will be appealing against the charges which were dismissed and the sanction which was imposed."

Sturridge is a free agent and has been rumored to have drawn interest from several clubs, including Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, and Bologna.

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18 July 2019 - 1:37pm
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Seems to me like he got off a bit light here. I imagine something heavier would have been in line, but maybe this is only what they could prove.

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19 July 2019 - 6:49am
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Agreed. I wonder if his brother is upset with him after he didn't move anyway. He cost his bro some dough. Of course that assumes that he didn't just give the money to his brother to bet on his behalf.

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19 July 2019 - 6:55pm
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You know what..it should of been a lot heavier fine and suspension if all that is true!

I can't believe these pampered millionaires even dare to do thing like this...obviously there's an intention if it's proven that he instructed his brother to make a bet on that and no matter who's money exactly it's been.

From what I found Sturridge is on £120k a week in Liverpool so that's a pocket money for him(not even his weekly paycheck!!!)...common you cheap ass give your brother half a mill and don't do stuff which will make both of you look like an idiots!

That's not gambling..that's cheating and greed!

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22 July 2019 - 1:21am
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Spot on sharpe. The stupidity is staggering.

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