Jim Irsay has reached a plea deal in OWI case, according to Indianapolis Star reporter Mark Alesia. No further details have been released as of yet. Odd timing, what with the holiday weekend imminent, eh?
Irsay, as you’ll recall, was arrested in March, and allegedly was in possession of pharmaceuticals for which he could not provide proof of prescriptions, as well as a briefcase and laundry bag filled with over $29,000 in cash.
Reports have been circulating for months that Irsay’s discipline under the NFL’s Personal Conduct policy will be severe; soon we will find out the exact nature of his plea bargain, and to what extent the Colts owner will be punished by the league. Will he be forced to miss games, and will he be subject to the same drug testing measures that players must adhere to after substance violations?
UPDATE: Irsay pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor impaired driving this morning. Per Alesia, Irsay will be on probation for one year and be subject to drug-testing, and the judge said that another OWI within five years would be a felony.
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