England and Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been fined £70,000 ($94,000) and banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules, the Football Association announced on Wednesday, writes in The Guardian.
The suspension, which includes all football-related activity, begins on Wednesday and will run until February 28.
The FA said that four of seven alleged breaches had been proven with three others dismissed.
Trippier denied the charges, first made in May, and had a personal hearing in October.
An FA spokesperson said: “The Atletico Madrid defender denied seven alleged breaches of FA rule E8(1)(b), which were said to occur during July 2019, and requested a personal hearing.”
“An independent regulatory commission was appointed to hear the case, with four of the alleged breaches found proven and three dismissed during a subsequent personal hearing.”
“The independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for its decisions and the associated sanction will be published in due course.”
Including the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea on February 23, the suspension will rule Trippier out of at least 14 matches for Atletico.
The offenses took place in July 2019 around the time that the former Burnley defender completed his move from Tottenham to Atletico for a fee in the region of £20million.
In a statement issued when he was first charged in May, Trippier said: “I want to make it clear that, while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football-related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.”
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