Toney admits breaching FA betting rules

Toney admits breaching FA betting rules

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has admitted breaching FA betting rules.

As first reported by the Daily Mail, Toney has pleaded guilty to many of the 262 charges issued by the FA last year, but has denied others.

The Brentford forward had originally been charged over 232 alleged breaches of betting rules in November, with the charges occurring between February 2017 and January 2021. The following month, Toney was charged with a further 30 alleged breaches of FA betting rules.

The FA assess these offences on a case-by-case basis, therefore any previous examples of players breaching betting rules are not expected to have a direct bearing on the severity of any punishment Toney might receive.

However, Sky Sports News understands Toney is facing a ban of at least six months if he is found to have bet on his own team.

He was playing for Scunthorpe, Wigan, Peterborough and Brentford during the period in question.

Toney, his lawyer and his representatives went through each individual offence with the FA's legal representatives and Brentford.

The investigation into these offences started nearly 10 months ago.