As expected, Isaiah Rodgers and Rashod Berry of the Indianapolis Colts and free agent Demetrius Taylor were suspended indefinitely on Thursday for violating the league’s gambling rules.
The three players will now miss at least the entire 2023 NFL season before they have the chance to be reinstated.
As for Rodgers, details have emerged that he didn’t just bet on NFL games last season but reportedly won a $1,000 bet that was related to his own team, the Colts.
Rodgers placed a $1,000 prop bet on the over/under rushing yards by a Colts running back last season, according to ESPN’s David Purdum. That bet did indeed pay off.
It’s unclear which Colts teammate Rodgers bet on or for which game, but given how an NFL player could have inside information about a teammate’s role in a game plan, it stands to reason that they would have an advantage in that kind of prop bet.
Per the report, Rodgers mostly bet in the $25 to $50 range, so the $1,000 bet definitely implies that he might have felt like he knew something about what was going to happen in that game.
The NFL has been cracking down hard on players’ gambling, though it’s more than happy to take in millions in ad and sponsorship revenue from betting sites.