NFL issues punishments to players for violating gambling policy

The league suspended three players indefinitely Thursday and a fourth was sidelined for six games.

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Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers is one of four players to receive suspensions for violating the NFL’s gambling policy.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers is one of four players to receive suspensions for violating the NFL’s gambling policy.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NFL suspended three players indefinitely Thursday for violating the league’s gambling policy and a fourth was sidelined for six games.

Isaiah Rodgers and Rashod Berry of the Indianapolis Colts along with free agent Demetrius Taylor received indefinite suspensions through at least this season for betting on NFL games in 2022. They won’t be able to seek reinstatement until the 2023 season ends.

Tennessee Titans right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere was suspended for the first six games of the 2023 season for betting on non-NFL sports at the team’s facility. He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason activities, including preseason games.

“We believe in Nick and know that he has deep respect for the integrity of the game and our organization,” the Titans said in a statement. “We will continue to emphasize to our players the importance of understanding and adhering to league rules and policies.”

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