The Colts have confirmed as much themselves with a statement claiming they are aware of the league’s investigations.
“We are aware of the NFL’s investigation and will have no further comment at this time,” it reads.
This development comes on the back of a report from SportsHandle.com claiming the NFL is looking into a Colts player’s “pervasive” betting, which includes wagers placed on his own team. While various social media accounts have named wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. as the subject of said investigations, the player was not named in the report and the team has also kept his identity a secret.
It appears gambling violations have become a huge problem for the league in 2023. Back in April, five players were suspended, with four of them members of the Detroit Lions. Lions WR Qunitez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore were suspended indefinitely while teammates Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill were hit with six-game bans for betting on non-NFL games whilst in a league facility. Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney was also suspended indefinitely.
The Lions have since released Cephus, Moore, and Berryhill.
While the NFL does look favorably on betting and has deals with various bookmakers, it does not allow players to bet on NFL games or to bet on any games while at NFL facilities.
It’s also been reported that a new wave of suspensions will be announced soon based on investigations.
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