NFL suspends Falcons WR Calvin Ridley for Gambling on NFL Games in 2021 Season

The NFL came down with swift punishment for Falcons WR Calvin Ridley by suspending him for at least the 2022 season. Calvin Ridley rumors to the Bears have circulated through out this off-season. It appears now that those rumors can be put to rest.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today suspended Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons indefinitely through at least the conclusion of the 2022 season for betting on NFL games in the 2021 season.

Calvin Ridley was supposed to emerge as the #1 for Atlanta and Matt Ryan but took a leave from the game to focus on his mental health. Apparently in his down time, that included gambling on NFL games. If you’re wondering why the name is so familiar (for those that live under a rock) Calvin, is the brother of former Chicago Bear WR, Riley Ridley who is no longer with the team.

Now Bear fans can focus on linking Cowboys WR  Amari Cooper to the Bears.  At least one good thing will come from this, mock drafts can now stop including the Bears sending their 2nd round draft pick to Atlanta for Calvin Ridley. His value has tanked but, I would still do the trade if it was for a 6th rounder and some FanDuel credits.

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