Colts’ Isaiah Rodgers cops to ‘error in judgement’ in NFL betting probe
Isaiah Rodgers, a cornerback and kick returner for the Indianapolis Colts, has acknowledged his involvement in sports gambling amid reports that the NFL is conducting an investigation into his activities. ESPN and Sports Handle had earlier reported that Rodgers bet “hundreds” of times, with some of them related to his team. Despite admitting to his mistake, Rodgers stated that he will work hard to correct it and make amends. The Colts have also issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation and have no comment at this time.
According to the NFL’s rules and regulations, players are allowed to place bets on the league, but not on their team, league grounds or events, and other specified situations. The NFL levied an indefinite suspension on former Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley for the 2022 season for betting on NFL games, while five players, including Stanley Berryhill and Quintez Cephus of the Detroit Lions, were suspended in April 2023 for gambling violations. Rodgers is currently in his fourth season in the league after being selected in the sixth round of the 2020 draft.
What is Isaiah Rodgers accused of?
Isaiah Rodgers, a cornerback and kick returner for the Indianapolis Colts, is under investigation by the NFL for his involvement in sports gambling. Rodgers admitted to making “hundreds” of bets, including some involving his team.
Has Rodgers been suspended?
No, Rodgers has not yet been suspended by the NFL. However, former Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley missed the entire 2022 season due to an indefinite suspension for betting on NFL games, while five players, including Stanley Berryhill and Quintez Cephus of the Detroit Lions, were suspended in April 2023 for gambling violations.
What are the NFL’s rules on sports gambling?
Players are allowed to place bets on the NFL, but they cannot bet on their team, league grounds or events, or other specified situations, according to the league’s rules and regulations.
What has the Indianapolis Colts said about Rodgers’ involvement in sports gambling?
The Colts have issued a statement acknowledging the situation but have declined to comment further at this time.
‘Error in Judgement’ Admitted by Colts’ Isaiah Rodgers in NFL Betting Investigation
Indianapolis Colts player Isaiah Rodgers is currently under investigation by the NFL for his “pervasive” sports gambling practices, including betting on his own team. In response to the reports, Rodgers took to social media to take responsibility for his actions, saying he knows he’s made mistakes and is willing to do whatever it takes to repair the situation. He also apologized for being a distraction to the Colts organization, his coaches, and teammates.
Reports emerged on Monday that a Colts player had made “hundreds” of bets, some of which were on Indianapolis. ESPN later identified that player as Rodgers. The Colts said in a statement that they’re aware of the situation but did not comment further. According to a report by Sports Handle, a proxy may have been making the bets “through an account opened by an acquaintance” of Rodgers.
Rodgers, who is entering his fourth season in the league, was a sixth-round pick by the Colts in 2020. While NFL players are not prohibited from betting on the league, there are restrictions in place that prohibit them from making bets on their own team or on league grounds and events. Those who violate these rules can face suspension, as was the case for former Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley, who missed all of the 2022 season due to an indefinite suspension for betting on NFL games.
Other players who have been suspended for gambling violations include wide receivers Jameson Williams, Stanley Berryhill, and Quintez Cephus, and safety C.J. Moore of the Lions, as well as Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney, who were given suspensions of varying lengths in April.