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Jameson Williams addresses gambling suspension

5/25/2023 8:51:36 PM
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The Detroit Lions drafted Jameson Williams in the first round last year, knowing his rookie season would mostly be a wash coming off a torn ACL. 

The second-year pro was suspended for the first six games of the 2023 season for violating the NFL's gambling policy.

Williams spoke to reporters on Thursday for the first time since the ban, Kevin Patra of reports.

"I'm not a gambler. I'm a football player," he said, per

Williams said the suspension "hit me out of the blue." 

"Just make the right decisions, it was something I wasn't aware of, and it caught me," he added, per

The receiver added that he has no plans to appeal the suspension.

"I just left it alone," he said. "They gave me six games and we left it at that. I'm just looking forward to coming back Week 7, getting back with my team out there, playing a game."

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