Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay standing on the sidelines before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Colts' Jim Irsay could receive a 6-8 game suspension

The NFL hasn’t acted yet when it comes to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The players union wasn’t thrilled that action hasn’t been taken yet and called the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell out.

“The commissioner understands that there is a significant credibility gap that exists in the National Football League now,” Smith said. “I think what troubles our players is the speed and the deliberateness of punishment that they have seen in the past when it comes to a player, there isn’t the same speed or deliberate action when it comes to an owner, and that’s a problem.”

Goodell responded and reminded them that some players inovlved in incidents before Irsay hadn’t been disciplined yet *cough cough* Ray Rice *cough cough*.

That doesn’t mean action isn’t coming, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter said people around the league believe Irsay could receive a 6-8 game suspension.

From Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not yet handed down discipline to Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested and currently faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. But there’s an expectation around the league that when Goodell does act, he’ll suspend Irsay for about half a season.

That’s the word from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reported that people around the league believe Goodell will give Irsay a suspension of six to eight games and a fine of about $1 million.

Irsay’s driver’s license has been suspended for one year though.

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