NFL suspends Colts’ Chad Kelly two games

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Colts quarterback Chad Kelly has been given a two-game suspension.

The league announced today that Kelly is suspended for Weeks 1-2 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Kelly was cut by the Broncos last year after he was arrested on a trespassing charge. In March he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with the incident.

The Colts signed Kelly last week and will give him an opportunity to make the roster as a third-string quarterback behind Andrew Luck and Jacoby Brissett. The knowledge that he won’t be available to start the season won’t necessarily hurt his chances too badly, as he is highly unlikely to actually be active on game days regardless. But it can’t help.

Kelly can participate in all of the Colts’ offseason work and the preseason but must be away from the team for the first two weeks of the regular season.

37 responses to “NFL suspends Colts’ Chad Kelly two games

  1. You forgot to mention Chad Kelly is connected.
    He’s the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, famous for losing 4 super bowls in a row, 1991-1994.

  2. The NFL continues to pander to bad guys. Yet they try to tell everyone how wonderful their league is.

  3. Oh well, hope the guy can get his career back on track! Every thumbs up equals support for him LOL

  4. …and the NFLPA will protect Chad at all costs. De Smith will make sure that the suspension will be reduced or eliminated entirely.
    The purpose of the union is to protect those employees who break the rules..
    THAT is why players aren’t worried about breaking the rules of the NFL.

  5. He is actually a good QB. Hopefully he can quit drinking, and talking like a wigg.

  6. Another low life who no doubt will be set straight and shown “the light” by Jim Irsay. Let’s just hope that this kid doesn’t have a Marvin Harrison “itchy trigger finger”.

  7. Oct 22 he went into a stranger’s home in the middle of the night dressed as a cowboy (having left Von Miller’s fancy dress party), plonked himself next to a woman and baby, refused to leave but sat there mumbling incoherently, and only left when her hubby chased him out by hitting him repeatedly with a vacuum cleaner tube. Yet he wasn’t drug tested by cops or NFL.

  8. This seems like a guy who’s going to have to hit bottom, deal with his personal issues (if he’s able) and work his way back up from Arena ball or maybe the CFL. He’s talented, but how much longer can he keep taking a roster spot away from a young QB who actually conducts himself professionally?

  9. roltUrist says:
    May 31, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    You forgot to mention Chad Kelly is connected. He’s the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, famous for losing 4 super bowls in a row, 1991-1994.
    ————-
    or maybe he’s famous being the only NFL QB to take his team to 4 straight SB’s

  10. roltUrist says:
    May 31, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    You forgot to mention Chad Kelly is connected.
    He’s the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, famous for losing 4 super bowls in a row, 1991-1994.

    ——————————————————————————

    There are some real idiots on this site. Jim Kelly is more of a man in his little finger than you’ll ever be.

  11. Questioning his character is fair game, but calling him 3rd string talent, signed only because his uncle, and saying he lacks of ability/talent makes you sound beyond ridiculous lol. The same ones that leave comments trying to convince people they played sports at a high level lol. Kk.

  12. It’s hard to take the moral highground if you are the owner, Jim Irsay, & have already been suspended 6 games and fined 500k.

  13. Actually doesn’t it help Kelly to make the roster? By being suspended for the 1st 2 weeks he doesn’t count against the roster limit so seemingly they could go with 2 qbs for the 1st 2 weeks and then make the decision to have Kelly serve as #3 or maybe a team has a qb or 2 go down and they trade off Brissett.

  14. With a Bronco season going nowhere and Keenum playing like Rams Keenum not Vikings Keenum, Kelly would have been starting games for the Broncos if for nothing else to see if they have a future starter already on the roster because Keenum’s fate was already sealed. Then the Halloween party happened.
    This guy has shown talent at every stop. He has also had many stops due to brain farts.
    I sincerely hope he has dealt with whatever issues he has but I’m not optimistic. I have yet to hear, rehab, alcohol/drug treatment/program, mental health issues being addressed or a combination of all of that.

  15. The effects of alcohol. It makes you feel like crap for two days by dehydrating you and stripping you of electrolytes. It interferes with proper judgement and sleep. If I were an owner i would rather have my players at home smoking a doob, eating a few snacks and playing video games the night before a game.

  16. I’m curious as to how this works. Does he have to be under contract to serve a suspension? If he gets cut before the start of the season then gets signed in week 3 that makes his contract non-guaranteed (not that he will get much more than the minimum anyways) but just curious.
    Also, why wait until he is signed to announce a suspension? Non of the material facts have changed why not announce it last year and have him “serve” it while not under contract or was his games missed after being cut part of the suspension.

  17. roltUrist says:
    May 31, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    You forgot to mention Chad Kelly is connected.
    He’s the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, famous for losing 4 super bowls in a row, 1991-1994.
    ++++
    Sure but, to be fair, he was not the one that missed a, what was it, a 47 yard FG?

    I get what you’re saying but, losing a game isn’t solely on one person. Never has been. Never will.

  18. Being Jim’s nephew means absolutely nothing. He’s obviously skilled. With that logic why isn’t the nephew of every great qb on a practice squad?

  19. This guy is made for the XFL. I can see it now, Johnny Football vs Swag Kelly in the XFL super bowl. Sign me up for a some spring football madness!

  20. orndorf2 says:
    May 31, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    Kap can’t get a job. Clearly teams don’t prioritize WINNING.

    Yes, and how many teams do you think Kap will want to plat on as the third string QB at less than $1M per year?

  21. 10feethigher says:
    May 31, 2019 at 8:13 pm
    Being Jim’s nephew means absolutely nothing. He’s obviously skilled. With that logic why isn’t the nephew of every great qb on a practice squad?
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    This kid has had behavioral issues the majority of his life and has been given chance after chance after chance because of his name and his uncle. It has been written at length that uncle Jim was instrumental at convincing his good friend John Elway to draft the kid and if you think that Frank Reich just decided to take a flyer at this kid who hasnt competed in years now without some sort of outside “influence” you are kidding yourself…

  22. For a second I thought it was Ryan Kelly that got suspended. Chad, who cares he’s just gonna be a camp arm.

  23. Highest accuracy ever recorded by that ESPN test. Has a stronger arm than the hype machine Luck. More accurate than Brissett. Has talent to be a good to very good starting caliber QB.But that 10cent head of his..that 10cent head

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