NFL investigating another Detroit Lions player for gambling

The NFL is investigating a fifth Detroit Lions player as part of its ongoing gambling investigation, The Athletic reported Friday.

The website did not name the player, but reported he did not have a prominent role in 2022.

Four Lions players, including wide receiver Jameson Williams, were suspended in April for violating the NFL’s policy on gambling.

Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams walks off the field after OTAs on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Allen Park.

Williams and receiver Stanley Berryhill were suspended six games for placing mobile bets on non-NFL games from a team facility, while receiver Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore were suspended indefinitely for wagering on football. Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney also was suspended indefinitely in the probe.

The Lions, who also fired four staff members this spring for violating the NFL’s gambling policy, waived Cephus, Moore and Berryhill, while Williams said Thursday in his first public comments since the suspension that he was not fully aware of the NFL’s rules on gambling.