Leeds unable to give youngster Jordan Stevens an office job due to strict terms of his FA suspension for breaching betting rules

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  • Leeds were willing to give youngster Jordan Stevens an office job during his ban 
  • However the strict terms of his FA suspension have prevented them from that
  • Stevens received a six-week ban and £1,200 fine after placing 59 bets on games
  • He is unable to train with Leeds or interact with the club’s players or coaches 

Leeds have been unable to give youngster Jordan Stevens an office job due to his FA ban

Leeds have been unable to give youngster Jordan Stevens an office job due to his FA ban

The youngster will not be able to train or communicate with Leeds' club staff as part of the ban

The youngster will not be able to train or communicate with Leeds’ club staff as part of the ban

Leeds were prepared to give youngster Jordan Stevens an office job at the club while he served his ban for breaching betting rules — but were thwarted by the strict terms of the teenager’s FA suspension.

Midfielder Stevens received a six-week ban and £1,200 fine after admitting placing 59 bets on matches between August 2018 and May 2019.

As he cannot take part in any football-related activity, Stevens is unable to train with Leeds or interact with the club’s players or coaching staff. Stevens’ ‘difficulties with boredom, homesickness and anxiety’ following his move to Leeds from Forest Green in February 2018 were acknowledged as factors in his decision to turn to gambling during his hearing.

Leeds were deeply concerned about the idea that Stevens should be further isolated while he serves his punishment.

The Yorkshire club accepted the 19 year-old had made a mistake and also admitted the offences, which contributed to their eventual decision not to appeal against the charges after a battle with lawyers.

The Championship side were not expecting him to be cut off from the club and offered to find him an office role to keep him occupied.

Leeds chiefs also hoped the experience would be a productive and eye-opening one that would give Stevens some ‘real world’ insight and a stark reminder of the career he was in danger of throwing away.

But they were left frustrated by the refusal to budge on the conditions and branded Stevens’ punishment ‘disproportionate’ and ‘excessive.’

Stevens has returned to Gloucestershire to stay with his family and is training twice a day at a gym in Forest Green before his ban ends on October 10.



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