Colts CB Isaiah Rodgers Sr. issues an apology amid NFL’s gambling investigation

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While currently being investigated by the NFL for a possible violation of the league’s gambling policy, Indianapolis Colts CB Isaiah Rodgers Sr. has shared an apology.

Isaiah Rodgers Sr. hasn’t officially been found guilty of anything yet but he’s already apologizing. After news broke on Monday that Rodgers was being investigated by the NFL for possible violations of the league’s gambling policy, Rodgers took to social media to issue an apology.

In a message posted to Twitter, Rodgers addressed the reports by saying, “I want to take full responsibility for my actions.” Apologizing for the mistake he made that has hurt people he cares about, Rodgers explained, “It’s an honor to play in the NFL and I have never taken that lightly. I am very sorry for all of this.”

Isaiah Rodgers Sr. apologizes while being investigated by NFL

With Rodgers essentially confessing, all that’s left is for the NFL to hand down his punishment. Based on the reported violations of gambling on NFL games and placing bets from NFL facilities, as well as the suspensions that the league has handed out in recent years, Rodgers is likely looking at an indefinite suspension that will be a minimum of one year.

While it’s never a good time to get suspended, this probably couldn’t have come at a worst time for Rodgers or the Colts. Rodgers is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract and was on track to be Indy’s top corner. After impressing last season, he had all of the momentum on his side to have a dominant season in 2023 and set himself up for a lucrative free agency in 2024.

Rodgers was also the veteran corner, and only sure thing in Indy’s outside cornerback room. With him likely out all of the 2023 season, the Colts will rely heavily on their three rookie corners, second-year Dallis Flowers, and whatever veteran corners they can add this late in free agency.