The National Football League is investigating an Indianapolis Colts player for alleged gambling, according to a report from Matt Rybaltowski of Sports Handle.
The unnamed player reportedly had “pervasive” betting activities, including bets on Colts games. The player appears to have made “hundreds” of bets, per to the report.
The Colts confirmed the NFL’s investigation.
“We are aware of the NFL’s investigation, and we will have no further comment at this time,” the Colts said in a statement.
The identity of the Indianapolis Colts players was later revealed by Destin Adams of Sports Illustrated. It is the team’s 2020 sixth-round pick cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr.
The latest investigation comes a little more than a month after the league suspended five players in April for violating related to sports gambling. Four of those players were members of the Detroit Lions — wide receivers Jameson Williams (the Lions first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft), Stanley Berryhill and Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore. The fifth was Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney.
Williams and Berryhill were found to have violated league rules by betting on non-NFL games from a team facility and each received six-game suspensions. Cephus, Moore and Toney were suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games. The Lions released Berryhill, Cephus and Moore. Toney remains with the Commanders.
We will see what punishment the league hands down.