Tom Brady chosen to educate players on NFL gambling rules

June 8, 2023
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Amid recent investigations and suspensions due to violations of its gambling policies, the NFL has added the quarterback to its video training.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Tom Brady has taken part in the filming of an educational video for all National Football League (NFL) players to outline the league’s gambling policy. Every team will now be shown the video as part of scheduled sessions in team training camps.

Though Brady has just retired from his 23-year career, he has played in seven Super Bowl championships and is a well-respected figure within the NFL. His message to the players is that they have “worked too hard to get to the NFL to let one bad decision ruin the opportunity.”

In the video he states betting on NFL games “hurts the integrity of the league and the reputation of everyone on your team.” After Brady’s introduction, league gambling policies and educational information follow.

Rookie players also receive training and gambling policy information during rookie minicamp. All players are given the policy annually, presented in modules sent by both the league and executives from the NFL’s legal and security departments.

The NFL gambling policy prohibits any coach, executive or staff member employed by either the NFL or one of its teams from gambling on any sport. Players are permitted to bet on non-NFL games, but must do it away from NFL venues and only when not on company time.

Currently, Indianapolis Colts Cornerback Isaiah Rodgers is under investigation for violating the betting policy and could face a lifetime ban. In April, five NFL players were suspended for sports betting violations. Three players had bet on NFL Games from the 2022 season, while two others bet on non-NFL games from an NFL facility.


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