Report: Isaiah Rodgers, Other NFL Players to Receive Season-Long Suspensions for Sports Betting

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Pictured: Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday afternoon that Colts special teamer Isaiah Rodgers and "a handful" of other NFL players are set to receive season-long suspensions this week for alleged sports betting offenses.

Rodgers had been under investigation for placing "hundreds of wagers" on the NFL, including some on his own team. It's unclear whether he bet for or against the Colts.

The sixth-round draft pick from the 2020 NFL Draft has played in 45 career games as a cornerback and returner, including nine starts in 2022.

Rodgers said in a tweet earlier this month that he was “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,” Rodgers said. “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.”

It's unclear as of Wednesday afternoon which other players are set to be suspended alongside Rodgers.

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Are NFL Players Allowed to Sports Bet?

NFL athletes are allowed to gamble on leagues other than the NFL, if they so choose. Team employees, coaches and staff are unable to bet on sports at all. All of those parties are barred from wagering on the NFL in any way, shape or form.

Each of those parties are allowed to gamble at casinos on table games or slots at-will.

Crucially, however, none of these players, coaches or personnel are permitted to place wagers of any type at team facilities.

That's allegedly why Jameson Williams and others were suspended earlier this offseason.

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