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Stoke City’s Cameron Jerome charged over betting offences

Modified 06 Aug 2013, 13:11 IST

Stoke City’s Cameron Jerome’s fate is to be decided by an independent commission later this year (Getty Images)

Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has been charged by the English FA for a breach of rules in relation to a series of betting offences involving the player.

The 26-year old English striker has been charged with betting on a competition in which his club featured. This is in disagreement with the FA’s regulations, which clearly state that any such action would constitute a breach of its code of conduct.

Eurosport reports that so far there has been no suggestion of match-fixing from any source. Neither has Jerome been accused of gambling in games in which he has featured.

The FA statement read:  “The FA has charged Stoke City’s Cameron Jerome with breaches of its rules in relation to a number of betting offences.”

“Jerome has admitted the charges. A date for an Independent Regulatory Commission to hear the case will be set in due course.”

Jerome had in the past represented the England U-21 national side. Late last season, Tottenham’s 21-year old midfielder Andros Townsend was also charged for offences of a similar nature and was banned.

FA rules bar players from betting on matches in competitions they are involved in, both domestically and internationally, regardless of whether they are involved in the game in question.

Published 06 Aug 2013, 13:11 IST
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