BATLEY BULLDOGS players Johnny Campbell and Ayden Faal have been suspended by the RFL for breaching the sport’s rules on betting.
Campbell has been banned for 12 months after being found guilty of placing bets on a number of Championship games in which he played – including last season’s Grand Final defeat to Sheffield Eagles.
Meanwhile, Faal has been suspended for six months for placing a bet on the Grand Final match, in which he did not play due to injury.
Both players placed a bet on the 2013 Championship Grand Final, with both found guilty of placing a bet on the first points of the game coming from a Batley penalty kick.
RFL rules state that: "players shall not be involved in any manner or capacity whatsoever, whether for his own account or on behalf of any other person, in any betting in respect of any rugby league match or competition".
Winger Campbell and centre Faal were also deemed to have breached Operational Rule E188.8.131.52.1 which: "forbids players from using, in relation to betting, any information they have by virtue of their position within the sport that is not in the public domain or readily accessible by the public".
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