Colts CB Isaiah Rodgers Sr. Subject of NFL Gambling Probe

  • Rodgers allegedly placed hundreds of bets, most between $25 and $50
  • The 25-year-old was set to be a starting corner on Indy’s defense
  • Five other NFL players were recently suspended for gambling offenses
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Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. is accused of many serious breaches of the NFL’s gambling rules. [Image:]

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. is under investigation for repeatedly breaching the NFL’s gambling rules, according to Destin Adams of Sports Illustrated.

Rodgers is said to have placed hundreds of bets during the NFL season, including several on Colts games. He also submitted a large number of bets from inside the team’s facility. Most of the wagers were from $25 to $50.

the most serious infractions of the NFL’s sports betting policy to date

If the rumors are true, they represent the most serious infractions of the NFL’s sports betting policy to date.

Rodgers was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft and has spent all three of his professional seasons with the Colts. He has played over 1,500 snaps during his tenure and started nine games in 2022. He has career marks of 90 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

According to ESPN’s depth chart, Rodgers was expected to be Indy’s starter at right cornerback.

Calvin Ridley was arguably the highest-profile victim of the NFL’s gambling policy when he was dealt a season-long suspension on March 7, 2022 for placing wagers on games, including ones involving the Atlanta Falcons, for whom he played at the time. 

The league also recently announced the suspensions of five players, including talented Detroit Lions wideout Jameson Williams, for gambling offenses.

Although unconfirmed, the situation and investigation are both very serious. They also add to a growing list of troubles plaguing the NFL as sports betting continues to become more prevalent in American society.

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