The Favorites Podcast: Another NFL Betting Scandal, NBA Finals Update
Pictured: Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The Favorites podcast with Chad Millman and Simon Hunter — brought to you by bet365 — was back for another week to discuss the NBA Finals and the wild week of sports that was.
There was massive news right before taping the podcast and the gentlemen had to discuss the unforeseen merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
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NFL Betting Scandal
The Favorites podcast was joined by Matt Rybaltowski of SportsHandle, who broke the news of Isaiah Rodgers of the Indianapolis Colts being involved in a betting scandal that included betting on his own team.
Why was this scandal different from the three prior involving NFL players?
Rybaltowski dives into the significance of the bets Rogers placed. Rogers is not the most significant player to have violated NFL wagering policies and Rybaltowski believes it's not the most egregious either. However, Rybaltowski says this feels like the biggest bombshell since the PASPA ruling and explains his thought process.
Thoughts from Bet365 [6:00]
How often do professional athletes bet on sports?
Hunter says there are ways for athletes to bet, but some guys choose to be idiots about it.
Thoughts from Bet365 [8:35]
NBA Finals Update
The Podcast was joined by two-thirds of the crew from the Jenkins and Jonez Podcast from The Volume to discuss the ongoing NBA Finals.
Thoughts and bets from Bet365 [17:00]