Isaiah Rodgers Sr., the former Indianapolis Colts cornerback who is currently serving a one-year ban for betting on his own team, spilled the beans in an ESPN interview. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Isaiah Rodgers Sr. is currently serving a one-year suspension from the NFL for betting on his own team. The Indianapolis Colts released the cornerback in June 2023 after the allegations came to light.
In his first interview since his suspension, Rodgers told ESPN that he placed the bets for people he knew and not for himself. The unnamed people lived in Florida, where there were no legal sportsbooks at the time. Rodgers took responsibility for his actions because he knew the league’s rules and was prepared to deal with the consequences.
NFL investigators discovered that Rodgers was placing bets on his own team at the Colts’ facility. The league’s rules at the time stipulated a one-year ban as a penalty for betting on one’s own team, which has since been increased to two years. Rodgers placed over 100 bets in total, including a successful $1,000 bet on his former teammate Jonathan Taylor to rush for more than 100 yards in a single game. He said most of the bets were “crazy bets, trying to make a crazy amount with just $25.”
didn’t think he would get caught
Rodgers didn’t think he would be caught and first learned of the investigation more than three months before it was made public. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 26-year-old in August and placed him on the suspended/reserve list. He can be added to the squad again after the Super Bowl.