Miles Austin, the former Dallas Cowboys superstar and current wide receivers coach for the NY Jets, has been suspended by the NFL for violating its gambling policy … the league announced Friday.
Austin’s agent, however, said in a statement following the news that the 38-year-old is appealing the punishment … saying Austin wagered “from a legal mobile account on table games and non-NFL professional sports.”
“Miles did not wager on any NFL game in violation of the Gamblign Policy for NFL Personnel,” Austin’s attorney added.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter … Austin’s ban will be “for a minimum of a year” if it’s ultimately upheld.
Miles — a two-time Pro Bowler who spent 10 seasons in the NFL — got into coaching and scouting following the conclusion of his playing days … first latching on as an intern with the Cowboys in 2017.
He later went on to become a 49ers quality control coach in 2019 … before eventually landing the gig with the Jets in 2021.
He did not coach in the team’s 19-3 loss to the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night.