NFL suspends owner of Indianapolis Colts

NFL suspends owner of Indianapolis Colts (Image 1)
NFL suspends owner of Indianapolis Colts (Image 1)

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Afterward, he said he knew he made a mistake March 16 when he drove under the influence of prescription medications near his home in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel.

Irsay said his arrest helped put him on a path to regaining his health and vows “to turn this whole experience into a positive event for myself, my family, and the community.”

The NFL has suspended Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy.

Irsay cannot attend Colts games or practices and has been barred from the Colts facilities until after the team’s October 9 game against the Houston Texans.

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