Colts owner Jim Irsay took some time off for medical treatment after he was arrested and accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and felony possession of a controlled substance, but now he wants to get back to his team.
Irsay’s daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that Irsay is involved in the bid for Indianapolis to host the 2018 Super Bowl, and that he’s ready to return to work.
“He’s really looking forward to it,” Irsay-Gordon said. “He’s ready to come back and get plugged back in. He’s feeling great. We’re really excited to have him back.”
But while Irsay may be ready to get back to the Colts, outlets ranging from The Big Lead to ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption raised questions after the NFL draft about why Irsay was allowed to get back to work. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said Irsay is subject to discipline, but we still have no idea what form that discipline might take, and the league is apparently content to wait until Irsay’s legal issues are resolved before imposing its own discipline.
So for now, Irsay is back. At some later date, he may be suspended.