Jim Irsay Pleads Guilty to DUI and Receives Suspension from the NFL

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 Category Smashed-letes


Colts owner Jim Irsay received his punishment from both the court and the NFL on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 for his DUI arrested that occurred in Carmel, Indiana.

Irsay was arrested back in March of 2014 for driving under the influence. Drug tests indicated that Irsay had prescription drugs in his system including hydrocodone and oxycodone.

Yesterday, Irsay appeared in Hamilton County Court where he pleaded guilty to one charge of drunk driving. He has been sentenced to one year of probation as well as a driver’s license suspension. Additionally, Irsay must submit to drug testing once a month during his probation.

Irsay was also sentenced to 60 days in jail. However, 58 of those days were suspended. Irsay also must pay required fines and complete his rehabilitation program. Irsay entered rehab last spring shortly after his arrest. Additionally, he must attend a victim’s impact panel.

Later in the day yesterday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued Irsay his punishment. Irsay has been suspended for 6 games and must pay a $500,000 fine.

In a statement to Irsay, Goodell wrote, “I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players. We discussed this during our meeting and you expressed your support for that view, volunteering that owners should be held to the highest standard.”

While Irsay has been seeking help for his addiction issues, his daughter has been taking over his duties as owner of the Colts.

“I acknowledge the mistake I made last March and stand responsible for the consequences of that mistake, for which I sincerely apologize to our community and Colts fans everywhere. Even more importantly, though, I am committed to do everything in my power to turn this whole experience into a positive event for myself, my family and the community,” Irsay later stated.

Source: USA Today


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