With the Ray Rice suspension only two games, many players and fans have wondered how the league would hand down the suspension of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. Who was arrested in March and charged with two misdemeanors, including operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the league will likely suspend Irsay three to four games. Click HERE to see the video. Sources close to Cole say that many NFL executives has stated they believe the suspension will be longer than that of running back Ray Rice.
While many believe the owners should be held to a higher standard, and the should, only four games for the owner and a $500,000 dollar fine will not add to much. The Colts have already had one significant suspension come down this season, as All-Pro and reining NFL sack leader Robert Mathis was suspended the first four games of the year for testing positive for Clomid. Clomid is on the leagues banned substance list, and is considered a PED.
While many fans were outraged when Ray Rice was suspended for just two games after hitting his then girlfriend unconscious in Atlantic City. Especially when Mathis admittedly took the substance to have a child with his wife.
Roger Goodell needs to pay attention to this story closely, as if he does not set a clear precedent on how owners are held to a higher standard than players then the suspension may look lenient and too easy for someone like Irsay.