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NFL Suspends Colts Owner Jim Irsay Six Games

NFL Suspends Colts Owner Jim Irsay Six Games

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The NFL is suspending Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay six games and fining him $500,000 after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle under the influence.  The suspension takes effect at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday.  Irsay will be eligible to return after the Colts' game against the Houston Texans on October 9th.  He will spend a year on probation.

Irsay faced two misdemeanor charges as a result of the arrest, but the second one was dropped as part of a plea deal.  ESPN.com reports Irsay was found to be under the influence of oxycodone and hydrocodone.  He will undergo drug testing as part of his probation and his driver's license has been suspended for one year.  

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