Monday, March 17, 2014

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Facing Major Criminal Charges

Multiple sources are reporting that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested and remains in jail this morning as charges continue to mount against him.

Kristene Guerra of the Indianapolis Star, is reporting that Irsay was charged with four felony counts possession of a controlled substance.  Police found several prescription drugs in pill bottles in Irsay's car.

In 2002 Jim Irsay admitted to struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers, and he's alluded to his years of sobriety in the past. Some are saying people within the Colts organization have been worried about the owner's behavior as of late. 

For the NFL this creates a very interesting situation. Commissioner Roger Goddell has waged a war against player behavior over the past few years. Suspending plenty of players before final court charges were even settled.  If he's willing to dictate how an athlete dictates his free time, he should definitely have input on how one of his more public owners spends theirs.  

Imagine the big commissioner dictates to a black player what they can and cannot do, but he let's the white owner off.  Just let that sink in for a minute. 

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