After Harry Toffolo admitted to breaking 375 betting rules, the English Football Association (FA), has issued him a five-month suspension.
The ban will be suspended until the end of 2024-25. Toffolo will also be fined PS20.956 (EUR24.374/$26.202) for the case.
Toffolo was indicted in July on charges of allegedly betting on football matches from 22 January 2014 to 18 March 2017.
FA Rule E8 states that players, match officials, or coaches cannot bet directly or indirectly on any football-related matters anywhere in the globe. Toffolo was given until the 19th of July to respond.
Forest, a Premier League club in 2022, will be represented by the 28-year old. During the period highlighted by FA, he played on loan for a number of clubs.
He played for Swindon Town as well as Rotherham United Peterborough United, and Scunthorpe United. All of these clubs are in lower leagues and outside the Premier League.
Toffolo played only once for Forest so far in 2023-24, when he came on as a sub during the 1-0 League Cup loss to Burnley.
Ivan Toney, Brentford’s Ivan Toney, is serving an eight-month betting ban
After Ivan Toney, a Brentford and England striker, was banned from betting for breaking the rules of the FA.
Toney received an initial ban of 11 months after being charged for 262 violations of Rule E8. At the time, Toney was not playing in the Premier League for Brentford.
After the player had been diagnosed as having a gambling problem, the ban was reduced to eight-months. Toney received a fine of PS50,000 (EUR57.559/$62.340) as well as a warning about his future behavior.
The suspension will last until 16 January, but Toney can resume training with his team from 17 September.
In recent months, Port Vale’s Mitch Clark defender was also given a three-month suspension and a PS600 fine due to a betting infraction.
Clark acknowledged placing 312 wagers on football matches between February 2022 to March 2023 while playing for Accrington Stanley. Clark placed almost all his bets on other teams but on one occasion he bet that his own team would lose.
The FA suspended its three-month betting ban for two more years pending further violations.