By Mary Cunningham
Before Josh Shaw of the Arizona Cardinals was caught and suspended for gambling on NFL games, at least one of his bets hit very close to home.
According to ESPN’s David Purdum, Shaw bet against his own team in Week 10 as part of a three-team parlay. He placed the bet at Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas on Nov. 10, and they are part of the reason the NFL suspended him.
The bet was on the second halves of three Week 10 games, the sources said, and included the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were leading the Cardinals 17-13 at halftime. The Buccaneers were 1-point favorites for the second half. They failed to cover the second-half spread but went on to defeat the Cardinals 30-27. Shaw’s bet lost, according to the sources.
Shaw bet against his own team, which lost, and he still didn’t win the bet.