ESPN: NFL investigates Colts player Isaiah Rodgers for possible betting

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-06 07:58:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS — According to ESPN, The Indianapolis Colts acknowledged an ongoing investigation into a player for violating the NFL gambling policy.

"We are aware of the NFL's investigation and will have no further comment at this time," a team official told ESPN.

Several sources confirmed to ESPN that the player being investigated is cornerback and kick returner Isaiah Rodgers.

Rodgers is a sixth-round pick and is entering his final year of a four year, $3.4 million contract.

Sources tell ESPN that a sportsbook account was opened under the name of an associate of Rodgers. Approximately 100 bets were placed on the account, including on Colts games, sources tell ESPN.

Bets ranged from $25-$35, with at least one low four-figure bet, ESPN sources revealed.

A Sports Handlereport detailed an investigation into a Colts Players 'pervasive' betting, including wagers on his own team.

Isaiah Rodgers released a statement on Twitter apologizing for his actions.

Addressing the current reports, I want to take full responsibility for my actions. I know I have made mistakes and I am willing to do whatever it takes to repair the situation. The last thing I ever wanted to do was to be a distraction to the Colts organization, my coaches, and my teammates. I've let people down that I care about. I made an error in judgment and I am going to work hard to make sure that those mistakes are rectified through this process. It's an honor to play in the NFL and I have never taken that lightly. I am very sorry for all of this.
Isaiah Rodgers