English Premiership

Spurs star in betting scandal

2013-05-24 20:55
Tottenham Hotspur (File)

London - Tottenham wing Andros Townsend was charged with breaching betting regulations by the Football Association on Friday.

It is understood that Townsend is not being accused of betting on matches he had any involvement in.

However, the FA has strict betting rules that forbid players from gambling on a wide spectrum of matches they are not involved in personally.

Townsend, who spent the second half of this season on loan at QPR, responded by withdrawing from England's Under-21 squad for the forthcoming European Under-21 Championship and will be replaced by Birmingham's Nathan Redmond.

The FA said in a statement: "The FA has announced it has charged Andros Townsend in relation to alleged breaches of its rules governing misconduct and betting.

"The Tottenham Hotspur player has been charged with breaches of Rule E8 (b) in relation to a number of betting offences.

"The player has until 3 June to respond to the charges."

"Townsend will receive the full support of the FA and Tottenham Hotspur FC in seeking rehabilitation whilst responding to the allegations."

Townsend is a product of the Tottenham academy who has had loan spells with a host of clubs, including Ipswich, Millwall, Leeds and Birmingham, while attempting to make his mark at White Hart Lane.

His representatives declined to comment on the FA charges.


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