Colts Betting Turned Out in Favor of Other Teams [Updated]

On February 1, 2024, Isaiah Rodgers stated that the bets made on the Indianapolis Colts were placed using his account — but were made for others and not himself.
In an interview with ESPN, the suspended CB said the bets were placed for people who lived in states where sports gambling was illegal. “Just trying to help friends and family out, just knowing that it wasn’t legal at the time in Florida and it was in Indiana,” Rodgers told the Worldwide Leader.
He declined to name the individuals, but added, “At the end of the day I knew the rules, I wasn’t supposed to do it and I got to take what comes with it.”
The NFL and the Indianapolis Colts had no choice. The book had to be thrown at Isaiah Rodgers. On Thursday, the NFL announced suspensions of several players for gambling violations. Two players from the Colts were suspended for at least an entire season, Rodgers and Rashod Berry. The Colts announced that both players have been waived.
What Rodgers is accused of is at best galactically stupid, and at worse, signs of a problem. Rodgers placing a single bet on the Colts, or any NFL team, under someone else’s account indicates conspiracy. The NFL is a morally dubious institution that allows participants to suffer from brain trauma and provides insufficient healthcare to its players. Linking up with the sports books is ethically questionable, but the NFL puts on 21 weeks of human car crashes every week and tries to avoid paying for the damages. The only integrity that the NFL has is the competition on the field. A breach there is the only one that can cost league ownership money. NFL players have never been allowed to wager on games in the league in which they play. If they break the rules, they will face consequences.