Should the NFL’s team owners be subject to the same process and punishment by the league and Commissioner Godell that their players face?
On March 16, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested for DWI and 4 counts of possession of controlled substances. His high priced legal team will do everything they can to challenge the Officer’s “probable cause” for the stop of Irsay’s vehicle, the “field sobriety tests” that the Officers claim Irsay failed, as well as the testing of Irsay’s blood or breath. This can drag on for months, and in meantime, what does the NFL Commissioner’s Office do?
The Commissioner’s Office routinely hands down large fines and multiple game suspensions to the players, often long before the charges against the players have made their way through the legal system. Yet here the League is silent, while one of owners of the multi-billion dollar business that is the NFL drags out the legal process. Why don’t the other NFL owners call out Irsay, and demand that he lead by example by stepping up and accepting responsibility for his actions?
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