Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback is being investigated over allegedly breaking betting rules, according to a Press Association Sport report.
Gambling rules introduced in 2014 forbid players and coaches from betting on any footballing activity worldwide.
Colback could now face Football Association charges, even though it is understood the match in which the 26-year-old allegedly broke these rules has no bearing on Newcastle’s fight against relegation from the Premier League.
It is FA policy not to comment on such cases until an individual is charged, though it’s understood the FA are looking into the allegations.
Colback has been a regular for the Magpies since joining from fierce rivals Sunderland in 2014, and played in the club’s goalless draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.