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Leeds United furious with FA after Jordan Stevens ban



Leeds have released a statement after youngster Jordan Stevens was banned from all football activities for six weeks for breaching betting rules.
The 19-year-old’s ban, which includes all football activities including training, runs until October 10.
Stevens accepted a charge over 59 bets, which cost him a total of £510.12 and netted him zero profit.
He was also fined £1,200 by the FA, who claimed the fact that he attended an FA presentation on betting rules at Leeds on September 20, 2018 was an “aggravating factor”.
An independent regulatory commission heard Stevens, who was from Gloucester, had found it hard to integrate at Leeds.
The commission concluded that he had a “wilful disregard” of the betting rules after placing five bets on Leeds, but not games he played him himself. The FA’s written report read: “It is notable that three of the bets were placed on Leeds United to win and two were on both teams to score twice. We accept the FA?s submission that those five bets are the most serious aspect of the case.”
The midfielder also had 23 bets on Championship games and cup competitions which Leeds played in.
Leeds have responded to the punishment and believe his punishment is “excessive” but admitted the player needs “educating”.
Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear told the club’s website: ?Whilst we fully recognise the importance of the FA’s role in protecting the integrity of the...
source: teamtalk-leeds
URL source: http://www.teamtalk.com/news/category/competitions/championship/leeds-united/

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