ATLANTA — The NFL is not prepared to make a decision about possible disciplinary action against Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday.
“There have been no charges,” Goodell said at the conclusion of a one-day owners’ meeting. “So the answer to that is until we get more information, some more facts, we will let it play out a little longer.”
Irsay was arrested in March on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. He entered a treatment program after his arrest.
Irsay attended Tuesday’s one-day owners’ meeting in Atlanta and participated in Indianapolis’s failed bid to land the 2018 Super Bowl. The owners awarded the game to Minneapolis. The other finalist was New Orleans.
Saints owner Tom Benson fell while addressing the owners Tuesday. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel wrote on Twitter that Benson was “doing fine.” Bensel wrote that Benson “accidentally tripped coming off podium [and] hit his head” and was “going to get cleared for [a] concussion before flying home.”
Said Goodell: “It was immediately after he spoke to the ownership. As he was turning, he just lost his balance and fell. Fortunately he appears to be fine but I think as a precaution they’ve taken him to the hospital.”