The Indianapolis Colts have been a respectable organization for the past couple of decades, and the recent events regarding two of the team's players shouldn't tarnish their image.
Earlier this week, LaVon Brazill was suspended for four games due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Just a few days later, Joe Lefeged was arrested for multiple gun-related charges.
As unfortunate as both of these events are, they really can't change the atmosphere of this organization.
The situation regarding Brazill is simply one of a young player making a bad decision. There have been plenty of players that have been suspended for violating the substance abuse policy, and this is just another one of those situations.
To be honest, he's a 24-year-old kid that likely made an immature decision during the offseason. He's still pretty much a kid, and he still maturing while in the league.
I'd like to think plenty of people have made dumb decisions when they were 24 years old.
As for Lefeged, he clearly had a serious lapse in judgement while in Washington D.C., aka a place with pretty harsh gun laws. Running from the police probably wasn't the best idea ever.
Who knows what will happen to Lefeged at this point, but it's probably one of the more concerning arrests for the Colts in a while. Heck, we still give Pat McAfee crap for swimming in the Broad Ripple Canal.
All in all, this was a strange week in the Colts' organization, but none of it will create a negative reputation around the league. There are a couple other teams in mind that are dealing with some stuff as we speak.