Sporting KC’s Felipe Hernàndez on leave after gambling report

Sporting KC’s Felipe Hernàndez on leave after gambling report

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  • Jeff Carlisle, ESPN
June 14, 2024 3:47 PM
  • Jeff Carlisle, ESPN

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Felipe Hernàndez has been placed on administrative leave following a report the player violated the league’s gambling policies, MLS said in a statement Friday.

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This would mark the second time Hernàndez has violated such policies, having been suspended in 2021 when it was discovered he had bet on two MLS matches. Hernàndez was reinstated in January of 2022.

The league said in its statement Friday that Hernàndez also violated the terms of that reinstatement. An MLS spokesperson confirmed to ESPN that an investigation is underway.