Indianapolis Colts cornerback and return specialist Isaiah Rodgers is among a "handful" of NFL players expected to receive season-long suspensions for gambling, ESPN reported Wednesday.
The Colts confirmed earlier this month that one of their players was being investigated by the league for his betting activity.
"We are aware of the NFL's investigation, and we will have no further comment at this time," the Colts said in a statement on June 6.
SportsHandle.com reported that a Colts player was the subject of an investigation for placing "hundreds" of bets, a "considerable" number coming from inside the team's practice facility. The player placed some bets on his own team, according to the report.
Rodgers, 25, was a sixth-round pick by the Colts in 2020. He has appeared in 45 games (10 starts) and has recorded 90 tackles, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions. He has returned 61 kickoffs, averaging 27.0 yards per return with one touchdown.
Wide receiver Calvin Ridley, then of the Atlanta Falcons, was suspended for the entire 2022 season for betting on NFL games while he was away from the team. He was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars last fall and reinstated by the league last March.
In April, the NFL suspended five more players for violating its gambling policy. Detroit Lions receiver Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore and Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney were handed indefinite bans for betting on NFL games. Detroit receivers Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill were given six-game suspensions for betting on non-NFL events from inside an NFL facility.
Detroit has since released Cephus, Moore and Berryhill.
--Field Level Media