The Indianapolis Star, citing an email from the Hamilton (Ind.) County prosecutor, is reporting the Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has reached a plea deal in his driving while impaired case.
Initially, Irsay was reportedly set to report to court on Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday, two days prior to the start of the 2014 NFL season, for a change of plea hearing, according to online court records. It's believed that Irsay's lawyers have been negotiating a plea deal for some time.
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Irsay was was arrested in March on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated along with possession of a controlled substance. He was formally charged with two misdemeanors in the case.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who faced heavy criticism for hanging down punishments for players who stepped afoul of the law expeditiously but not for Irsay to this point for the incident, might have been waiting for the case to reach a conclusion.
It appears we have one, and Irsay's potential discipline with the NFL might await.
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