NFL investigating Colts player for prohibited betting on football games

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The NFL is said to be investigating another player for violating the league’s betting policy, including betting on his own team.

SportsHandle first reported of the incident and ESPN later confirmed the identity of the player involved is Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rogers Sr. Rogers acknowledged the incident in a tweet Monday night:

According to SportsHandle, Rogers had placed hundreds of wagers, including on the Colts. The account placing the bets was not in Rogers’s name but that of an associate. The time period Rogers was placing these bets is unclear. Rogers went on season-ending IR on Dec. 28 but was expected to be a starter for the team in the upcoming season.

Rogers is the seventh player of the post-PASPA era that the NFL has determined violated the betting policy. Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons was betting on football during a period he was away from the team. More recently, five Detroit Lions were suspended for violating the betting policy. Three of those players were wagering on the NFL and suspended for the entire season. Two were betting on college football but were doing so at team facilities and will face a six-game suspension.

The Lions also fired multiple staff members for violating the gambling policy as well.

The Colts offered no further comment on the situation beyond confirming there was an NFL investigation. The Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed that it was aware of the incident but, as of now, it was an NFL matter.