Ivan Toney hit with eight-month football ban for breaching betting rules

The Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney has been suspended for eight months for breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.

Toney was charged with 262 breaches between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. The FA withdrew 30 of these charges and he admitted to the remaining 232. He has also been fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct.

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The sanctions were imposed by an independent regulatory commission after a personal hearing. Toney’s ban runs up to and including 16 January 2024 but he can return to training with his…

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