With legal actions happening left and right lately, the NFL has struck again, and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is the latest to receive punishment.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Irsay will be suspended six games and fined $500 thousand dollars. Irsay is being punished by the NFL for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy stemming from a DUI arrest in March, among other things.
Other ramification from the punishment include that Irsay cannot be present at the Colts facility, practices/games or media interviews. Irsay also will be barred from using social media to discuss team matters, which he often likes to do, in his own way.
Roger Goodell drove a point home to Irsay saying: “I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players.”
Irsay acknowledges and addresses his mistakes in a statement here.
On a positive note for Irsay and the Colts, no draft choice forfeiture will be imposed since the actions by Irsay did not have “competitive consequences.”
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