Former Birmingham City and England Under-21 forward faces lengthy ban following illegal bets…
Stoke City’s forward Cameron Jerome has been charged by the FA, in relation to betting offences, their official website confirms.
Jerome has admitted the multiple charges, which are not in relation to any kind of match fixing, and will face an Independent Regulatory Commission case in the near future.
FA rules ban any player or official from placing any kind of bet on a competition their team is involved in.
Fellow Englishman and Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend was banned from all forms of football for a month earlier this summer after betting on Under-21 matches, as he had represented England’s Under-21 side. He did not know what he was doing was against FA rules, but was still handed an £18,000 fine as a result.
It is not yet clear whether Jerome’s offence is more serious than Townsend’s, but his club Stoke City have promised to support the player nonetheless.
The 26-year-old has turned out for Middlesbrough, Cardiff City, Birmingham City and now Stoke City in a mediocre Premier League career, where he has scored a combined total of 81 goals.