INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) – Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay could face disciplinary action from the NFL as a result of his arrest Sunday night. The arrest comes just two months before Indy makes its pitch to host another Super Bowl. It has some questioning whether the arrest will hurt the Circle City’s chances.
An NFL spokesman said Irsay is subject to league discipline. That would make him the first team owner to face potential punishment from league commissioner Roger Goodell as the result of an alcohol or drug-related arrest.
Indy Sports Corp President Allison Melangton, whose organization is heading up the city’s Super Bowl bid effort, released this statement:
“Jim Irsay has created one of the best franchises in the NFL. He and the franchise have made immeasurable contributions to the City of Indianapolis and State of Indiana.”
Melangton would not comment further, according to our sister station WISH-TV.
Irsay, along with other NFL owners, will vote in May to decide which team will host the big game.
In previous DUI incidents, team executives have served suspensions ranging from 21 days to 60 days.