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Cameron Jerome escapes ban over betting offences

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Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has been fined £50,000 by the FA but has escaped a ban over betting offences. 

27-year-old Jerome, who has been at the Britannia Stadium since an August 2011 move from Birmingham City, was last season said to have been in breach of rules relating to placing bets on clubs not including his own.  

There is nothing at all to suggest that the former Cardiff frontman was involved in any form of match-fixing, however, which would almost certainly have incurred a far stricter punishment. 

In an official statement, the FA said: "Stoke City's Cameron Jerome has been fined £50,000, subject to any appeal, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

"Jerome, who was also severely warned as to his future conduct, admitted a number of breaches of the FA's Betting Rules and requested a personal hearing which took place on Tuesday 13 August 2013."

Jerome will now definitely be eligible for selection by manager Mark Hughes for Saturday's trip to Liverpool in what will be the former Manchester United forward's first Premier League game in charge of the Potters. 

Tony Pulis stepped down as boss in May following a hugely successful seven-year spell in charge that included guiding Stoke into the Europa League.

 

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