After admitting multiple breaches of FA rules with regard to betting on matches, Dan Gosling requested a personal hearing.
That hearing happened today and the FA have announced that Gosling has been fined £30,00 (subject to appeal) and also warned to his future conduct.
Gosling admitted the offences but claimed he was unaware he could not gamble on any match, then when the FA contacted him he immediately handed over the details of his betting history.
The midfielder is said to have mainly backed Manchester United in the Champions League but also some bets on Premier League matches.
Talk about luck though – Gosling had been gambling for two years previously and lost throughout that time, only starting to win this season and then getting caught out.
The old chestnut of football players having too much time and money on their hands, with it reported that Gosling got into the habit while he spent a long time out injured.