“I just wonder what Stevo thought about the consistency of that decision making.”
However SEN chief reporter Sammy Edmund later highlighted the differing circumstances of both incidents.
“Jaidyn Stephenson was betting on his own outcome. Betting on the number of goals he would kick and how many disposals his teammates would get and he’s involved the game so I think that’s a pretty big difference,” Edmund said.
Stephenson’s suspension in 2019 ended right before the Magpies’ post-season campaign where the club ultimately went down to GWS bv four points in the preliminary final.
The 23-year old was among several players jettisoned from the Holden Centre during the club’s tumultuous 2020 trade period.
“I just wonder how Jaidyn Stephenson woke up on Friday to see the news that there was a Gold Coast Suns player who had 10 bets (including six Suns games) totally $256 and received a two-week suspension and $5000 fine, next to Jaidyn’s three bets at $36 for a 22-week suspension and a $20,000 fine,” Buckley said on SEN Breakfast.
Former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has questioned how ex-Magpie Jaidyn Stephenson would’ve reacted to Suns player Rhys Nicholls’ suspension for betting on AFL matches.
Stephenson in 2019 was hit with a 22-match ban, 12 of those suspended, and fined $20,000 for betting on Collingwood games including the number of goals he’d kick and how many disposals his teammates would accumulate.
Meanwhile Nicholls last week copped a much leaner two-game suspension and $5000 fine for betting on matches in 2021.
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The cars are new, and so is the track. Max Verstappen is the new world champion, and Charles Leclerc is a first-time title contender — and their teammates are hoping to muscle in on the action for the first time to make it a four-way fight.