Nottingham Forest midfielder James Coppinger is one of three footballers charged with horse race fixing by the British Horseracing Authority.
Breaches of the rules of racing include offering a bribe to a jockey.
Coppinger is currently on a long-term loan to Nottingham Forest from Doncaster Rovers.
If found guilty of the charges, he faces long bans from racing, including going to racecourses or talking to licensed individuals.
– British Horseracing Authority statement
“The charges BHA has issued today are the result of a long and complicated investigation. This process has taken significant time and resources....We hope that today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to deterring and detecting wrong-doing and taking action against those who we believe to have breached the Rules. "