Tee Higgins

  • Tee Higgins had a status of “healthy and active” according to some online sportsbooks.
  • Higgins played only 10 snaps but sportsbooks wouldn’t allow bettors to keep betting.

WASHINGTON – In the world of legal sports betting, valid injury reports are as crucial as they come. Many believe sportsbooks, the NFL, or media robbed them after Sunday Night Football.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins had an active status. But, the star WR played 10 snaps before not seeing the field again.

He did not record a target.

Many reported his ankle injury all week – with Higgins limited in practice. Still, the third quarter announcement of him being questionable to return shocked the sports betting world.

Due to Higgins “healthy and active” status, NFL betting players are calling for refunds.

The 100% transparency is something that comes into play. As the game unfolded, sportsbooks locked the option to bet on Tee Higgins props. This included any bets on the under.

At this point, legal sports betting sites wouldn’t allow live betting on an active player. A player who had control of his helmet – an injury notifier in the NFL.

High Profile Case

Bettors losing happens all the time and injuries are often a grey area. But with a high-profile player, the thoughts of how this affects sports betting make it a bigger issue.

With +150 odds to score a touchdown, Higgins’ over-under was set at 67.5 yards. This comes after three straight games of 70+ yards.

To compare, Ja’Marr Chase player props listed him at +120 to score a touchdown. His over-under was 71.5 receiving yards.

This makes Higgins a “must start” in most scenarios. A scenario going against the league’s worst pass defense is one of them.

More is likely to come from this situation, whether refunds or rule changes. At time of writing, there haven’t been reports of sportsbooks offering refunds.

Any rule changes may come by way of sportsbooks. The NFL already holds a strict policy, requiring teams to report injuries for practice, game statuses, and in-game.

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