Detroit Lions Release Two Players Following Suspensions

The Detroit Lions have released wide receiver Quintez Cephus and cornerback C.J. Moore after they both violated the NFL's gambling policy.

Cephus has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games.

The 25-year-old only played four games due to a leg injury last season, but, in total, he's put up 37 receptions, 568 receiving yards, and four touchdowns over his three-year career.

Meanwhile, Moore has been suspended for a minimum of one year after placing bets on NFL games shortly after the Lions signed him to a two-year, $4.5 million contract.

Over his four-year career, spent entirely with the Lions, the 27-year-old has amassed 48 total tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception, and two passes defended across 56 games played.

The league takes a strict stance against gambling by players and imposes serious penalties to maintain the integrity of the sport. Cephus and Moore will now have to wait for reinstatement and look for new opportunities in the future.
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