Isaiah Rodgers says that the bets that resulted in his suspension for the full 2023 season were made by and on behalf of others.
Rodgers, who has kept a low profile since the NFL suspended him in June, told ESPN that he was betting in Indiana, where sports betting via apps was legal at the time,
on behalf of friends and family in Florida, where 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," Rogers said.
"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," he added.
Rodgers also says that one unusual bet from his online gambling account,
a $1,000 prop bet on teammate Jonathan Taylor's rushing yards, was made by someone else using his account.
Following his suspension, the Colts released Rodgers. The Eagles then signed him, and he is now on the reserve/suspended list.
If the NFL reinstates him this season, he has a shot to make the roster in Philadelphia.
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