Ivan Toney is accused of breaking 232 different betting laws. Sportsmail previously reported that the Brentford striker, who was left off of the England World Cup roster, was being investigated.
And the Football Association revealed on Wednesday night that they had accused the 26-year-old of misbehavior “in respect to alleged breaches” of its betting policies. The claims cover the time frame of 25 February 2017 to 23 January 2021. Toney participated for Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic, Peterborough United, and Brentford throughout that time.
According to what is known, the investigation has been ongoing for seven months and there is no evidence to imply that the former Newcastle forward placed bets against his own side.
Toney has been accused of misbehavior “in connection with alleged violations” of the organization’s betting policies.
After Sportsmail’s scoop, Toney used Twitter to make a comment regarding the FA investigation.
The FA statement read: ‘Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules. It is alleged that the Brentford forward breached FA Rule E8 232 times between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. Ivan Toney has until 24 November to provide a response.’
Brentford also made a short statement. It read: ‘Brentford has been informed that Ivan Toney has been charged with breaches of FA Rule E8.
‘The club has been in discussion with Ivan and his legal representatives about this matter and those conversations will continue privately.
‘We will make no further comment until the matter has been completed.’
Toney has scored 10 goals in 14 Premier League appearances for his club this season.