Footballer Suspended for Betting on Matches

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Wycombe Wanderers striker Scott Kashket has been given a six-month suspension by the English Football Association after he was found to have bet on 183 football matches.

The wagers took place between September 3rd, 2014 and August 22nd, 2016, before Kashket joined the Wanderers, but after he had played for Leyton Orient and Welling United. These bets put him in violation of FA Rule E8, which states that players, coaches, officials, and employees of football clubs aren't permitted to bet on games. In addition to the suspension, Kashket was given a fine of £3,446.13. Four months of the ban are suspended, meaning that the striker will be eligible to return in March.

Commenting on the issue Kashket said, "I regret my actions and will learn from the experience to improve myself both as a person and a player. I am thankful to Wycombe Wanderers for their ongoing support and am determined to come back stronger in two months' time."

Wycombe owner Rob Couhig added: "I have found Scott to be a first-rate person and, while this is not an excuse for his actions, the treatment he sustained at Leyton Orient - under their previous ownership structure - was unconscionable.

"I am glad he has taken personal responsibility for his actions, and that Leyton Orient are under new progressive ownership and leadership. We now look forward to drawing a line under the situation and having Scott fully fit and refreshed for the final few weeks of the season."

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10 February 2020 - 4:12pm

Wow, the guy is a full time bettor obviously😉

Can't believe the prof players keep doing this and risking their careers really but apart of some top level athletes at least I could understand that guy could need the money cause he doesn't earn a lot anyway.

Well, he'll pay for his actions, both in loose and literal manner.