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Congratulation’s to BoBo Caves from Jackson High School. He is the Player of the Game this week against CCHS.CPS is coming off two rivalry games
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Sources: NFL probing Colts’ Rodgers for betting
ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008
Jun 5, 2023, 04:33 PM ET
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL is investigating an Indianapolis Colts player for possible violations of the league’s gambling policy.
The team acknowledged the inquiry Monday, saying in a statement, “We are aware of the NFL’s investigation and will have no further comment at this time.”
Multiple sources familiar with the investigation confirmed to ESPN that the player in question is Colts cornerback and kick returner Isaiah Rodgers. Rodgers, a sixth-round pick, is entering the final year of a four-year, $3.4 million contract.
The sportsbook account was opened under the name of an associate of Rodgers, the sources said. Approximately 100 bets were placed on the account over an undisclosed amount of time, including on Colts games, the sources said. Most of the bets were in the $25-$50 range, although there was at least one low four-figure bet.
Calls from ESPN to Rodgers and his agent were not immediately returned, and the Colts declined to expand on the team’s original statement.
Rodgers started nine games in 2022 and was seen as a likely starter this season following the trade of Stephon Gilmore to the Dallas Cowboys. Rookie cornerback Julius Brents, a second-round pick in April, is expected to back up Rodgers.
The news comes after a report by SportsHandle.com, which cited an investigation into a Colts player’s “pervasive” betting, including wagers placed on his own team. The player was not named in the report, nor did team officials reveal his identity.Editor’s Picks
An NFL spokesperson, when asked by ESPN for comment on the report, said in a text message that they had “nothing to add.”
The Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed to ESPN that it had received “information pertaining to this matter” and was following developments.
“The IGC is not the lead agency on this matter, as it involves alleged violations of a league policy at this point,” Jenny Reske, deputy director at the Indiana Gaming Commission, wrote in an emailed statement to ESPN. “We will, however, continue to review information as it emerges to determine what, if any, regulatory actions are necessary.”
In April, the NFL suspended five players — including four from the Detroit Lions — for gambling policy violations. Lions receiver Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore, as well as Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney, were suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games. Lions receivers Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill received six-game suspensions for betting on non-NFL games from an NFL facility. Cephus, Moore and Berryhill were later released by Detroit.
Last year, then-Atlanta Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley was suspended for the entire 2022 season for betting on NFL games over a five-game stretch when he was away from the team. He was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars at the trading deadline last November and reinstated in March.
Although the NFL has widely embraced sports betting and has sponsorship deals with sportsbooks, the league explicitly prohibits players from betting on NFL games. Players are also prohibited from placing bets while at NFL facilities.
Sources: NFL probing Colts’ Rodgers for betting
The NFL is investigating a Colts player for possible violations of the league’s gambling policy. Sources told ESPN’s David Purdum the player in question is Isaiah Rodgers.
June 5 – B.I.G. Interview – Adam Carriker, Former NFL Player, Greg Manusky Football Camp 2023
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Tennis-Last ‘French’ player Svitolina soaks up Roland Garros love
By Shrivathsa Sridhar
PARIS (Reuters) - Ukrainian Elina Svitolina's felt the love from the French Open crowd that included her husband and local favourite Gael Monfils after returning to the quarter-finals on Sunday and declared that she was the last French player standing in Paris.
French presence in both singles' draws ended on Thursday as Arthur Rinderknech lost in four sets to Taylor Fritz on the day fifth seed Caroline Garcia was knocked out in the second round.
It was the second time in three years that no French player made it to the third round at their home major, but local fans have found a new hero in Svitolina who beat Russian ninth seed Daria Kasatkina 6-4 7-6(5) to advance.
"Last French player standing," said Svitolina, who got a taste of what to expect after winning the Strasbourg title after returning to the circuit earlier this year following the birth of her daughter Skai with fellow tennis player Monfils.
"I already knew from Strasbourg that a lot of people supported me. We have been married for a couple of years now. I've been with Gael for over five years now. I didn't expect that it would come like this year.
"But in the end, just thankful to the crowd to be there for me, even though in some matches I was a set down and coming back to win, they were cheering me on and giving me this push and this hope that I can come back and can win."
Svitolina has been in the Roland Garros quarter-finals three times in the past but said she was playing with the freedom of a teenager in her latest quest to break her Grand Slam duck.
"This is one of the things that I noticed, that right now I don't have that pressure that I used to have before," former world number three Svitolina added.
"Of course, personally I put kind of pressure for myself because I want to win a Grand Slam. This is the ultimate goal for me. But definitely not the pressure from outside.
"No one expects that I'm going to come into Roland Garros and make quarter-final at the beginning of the tournament. I don't think many people would say, 'she's gonna do it.'
"That's why I feel like this really helps me. I feel almost like I'm 17 again coming on the tour fresh. I'm not defending any points. Not here, not next week."
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Paris, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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