Irsay thanks supporters while Falcons WR Roddy White wants him fined $1 million

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Irsay tweets thanks to supports while Falcons wide receiver Roddy White wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to throw the book at Irsay.


Following his release from jail after posting a $22,500 bond, Colts owner Jim Irsay sent out this tweet to followers:

The question now is if/when will NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell impose punishment on Irsay for his arrest last night for driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. Goodell has the authority to suspend and fine Irsay just as if Irsay were a player.

The NFLPA is taking an active interest in how Goodell proceeds with this. The commissioner has come down hard on several players in the past whose actions similar to Irsay's outside of football have fallen under the NFL's conduct detrimental to the league policy. The difference here is that Goodell works for Irsay and the 31 other men who own NFL team's in this league.

Falcons wide receiver Roddey White has been especially vocal on social media on how the league should deal with Irsay:

Goodell can administer punishment even if Irsay is not found guilty of a crime, or even if he isn't charged.

The Colts owner potentially faces four felony counts of possession and and one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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