Jim Irsay enters guilty plea; now what will NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell do?

(Michael Conroy / AP)

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay entered a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and has been placed on probation for one year.

Irsay, who was arrested March 16 in Indiana, changed his plea in the Hamilton County courthouse Monday in Noblesville, Ind. During probation, Irsay, who had oxycodone and hydrocodone in his system when he was arrested, will be subjected to regular drug tests during his probation. And, according to the ruling by Judge J. Richard Campbell, an arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the next five years would result in a felony charge. Irsay, 55, completed a rehabilitation program after his arrest and his driver’s license has been suspended for one year.

Now comes the bigger question: Will NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discipline one of his bosses, invoking the league’s conduct policy as he does with players?

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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