Calvin Ridley, Suspended for 2022 Season For Betting Against The Jaguars, Traded to Jaguars

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The run-up to the NFL trade deadline took a deliciously ironic turn when the Atlanta Falcons dealt wide receiver Calvin Ridley to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As you may recall, Ridley is currently serving a one-year suspension for betting on his own team.

The team he bet the Falcons would beat? The Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Falcons received draft picks in return. The structure of the draft compensation is complex but its reported maximum is a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 second-round pick.

Of course, trading a player who is still suspended at least through the end of the season is a surprise. Now add to that the incredible irony that Ridley will likely be a Jaguar if and when he makes his NFL return, delighted most people.

What one wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall when Ridley meets his new Jaguars teammates…

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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