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NFL “reviewing” Irsay matter in light of charges

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When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about league discipline for Colts owner Jim Irsay earlier this week, he said that the league would wait for things to “play out” because, in part, no charges had been filed as a result of Irsay’s March arrest.

Charges have now been filed, which changes the situation and will lead to more questions for the league about what, if any, discipline they will hand down to Irsay. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello issued a statement reiterating that Irsay is subject to league discipline and that the league will act after reviewing the case.

“The NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy applies to all league personnel and holds all of us accountable,” Aiello said. “We are reviewing the matter and will take appropriate action in accordance with the policy.”

Redskins safety Ryan Clark accused the league of hypocrisy for waiting to discipline Irsay, who helped present Indianapolis’ losing bid for Super Bowl LII this week, and others have wondered if there’s a double standard at play for owners. With the charges against Irsay just coming down on Friday, it’s a bit too soon to know if that will turn out to be true but plenty of people will be watching to see how Goodell and the league ultimately respond.

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13 Responses to “NFL “reviewing” Irsay matter in light of charges”
  1. squirrelthomas says: May 23, 2014 5:37 PM

    And let the double-standarding…begin!

  2. sylvester000001 says: May 23, 2014 5:40 PM

    You know what will happen? Because the NFL is of course so evil, evil… evil, Irsay will walk away with no sanctions, and all the old white guys will laugh and give him expensive adult beverages and cigars and just laugh it off slapping him on the back. That’s exactly of course what will happen. This site has been right all along. Always. With every conspiracy. Oh yeah and then they’ll push the white guy easy-button all together whatever that even is. Nooo way he gets any sanctions because everything is just a big lie. Nooo, there will never be sanctions and this site will have been predicting the latest NFL evil all along.

  3. 700levelvet says: May 23, 2014 5:43 PM

    What can they do except fine him? Big deal

  4. vdogg says: May 23, 2014 5:57 PM

    He’ll get a monster fine and a suspension. Then everyone will forget about it until the Colts are in a prime time game. Goodell cant go light on him or he’ll be crucified by the NFLPA. The max fine is $500k, you think Irsay doesnt have it?

  5. keepyerstickontheice says: May 23, 2014 5:57 PM

    Any of the other 316,999,999 Americans arrested for that gets mandatory minimums.

  6. Spymaster Belichick says: May 23, 2014 6:02 PM

    Goodell will wag his finger and that’s that.

  7. gmen5280 says: May 23, 2014 6:22 PM

    So what, Irsay is a habitual drug user. Nothing to see here, keep moving along.

  8. GenXJay says: May 23, 2014 6:22 PM

    i hope Irsay beats the rap.
    these players calling for his head need to be put in their entitled places.

  9. goodtogo28 says: May 23, 2014 6:35 PM

    one month of rehab will not help someone who is a known partier for decades. irsay will go back to his old ways, if his social lifestyle doesn’t make him go back to using then the addictive nature of variety of drugs he’s using will. nothing good comes out of mixing drugs and alcohal and irsay needs to get serious help instead of getting back to business as usual because next time around something even more serious than this might happen.

  10. croghan1919 says: May 23, 2014 11:14 PM

    Go back and look at the NFL fines for players that have been charged with 2 non violent misdemeanor charges and double it for a franchise owner.
    Case closed.

  11. sidepull says: May 24, 2014 7:14 AM

    keepyerstickontheice says:
    May 23, 2014 5:57 PM
    Any of the other 316,999,999 Americans arrested for that gets mandatory minimums.
    ————————————————-
    Not really. They didnt charge him with any felonies.
    In normal cases some of those felonies would stick,
    Its the same as Vick getting charges for killing those dogs vs the way bigger charge of racketeering being swept under the rug and never heard of again. Most famous rich folks get the Hollywood treatment.

  12. cueghost says: May 24, 2014 12:23 PM

    FORCE TEAM SALE! FORCE TEAM SALE! FORCE TEAM SALE!

  13. simonator917 says: May 24, 2014 5:00 PM

    I just hope next time he gets loaded and drives he doesn’t kill someone. Way to throw the book at him, Indiana!

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