Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been handed an eight-month ban for gambling addiction.
Tony, who starred for Brentford in the 2022-2023 English Premier League with 20 goals and four assists in 33 games, has been banned from football for eight months by the FA for a gambling problem, according to the BBC.
According to the FA’s investigation, he was found to have committed a staggering 232 gambling-related offences. It was also reported that a psychiatric expert who examined his situation determined that he had a gambling addiction.먹튀검증
Initially, the FA was looking to hand him a stiff 15-month ban. This was because he had repeatedly lied during the initial face-to-face investigation. The FA believed that he knew it was against the rules and tried to hide his gambling. False reports and attempts to destroy evidence were also found. However, the punishment was mitigated by the fact that he did not attempt to fix matches in relation to football gambling and that he needed medical help, including a diagnosis of gambling addiction.
Meanwhile, Brentford released a statement to provide their official view on Tony’s suspension. “We will do everything possible to assist the player and his family in the future to resolve the issues raised in this case. However, in order to protect the athlete and his family, we will not make any further disclosures.”