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Irsay’s Operating While Intoxicated Trial Could Be Delayed

Jim Irsay was scheduled to stand trial later this month.

Jim Irsay

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Police arrested Colts owner Jim Irsay in March following a traffic stop.

An attorney for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has filed a motion asking for a delay in Irsay’s trial on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence. That trial is on the calendar for August 28th in Hamilton County Superior Court. There has been no response yet from the court or the prosecutor.

Irsay is being charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body.

A police officer pulled Irsay over just before midnight on March 16 in Carmel saying the Colts owner was driving erratically. According to the police report, Irsay had a variety of prescription drugs with him and more than $29,000 in cash.

AIrsay also faces likely disciplinary action by the NFL and the Commissioner‘s office is not bound by the timing of the trial. NBC Sports writes Irsay could face charges this season.

“The league has only said that Irsay was “under review,” as many wonder whether they’ll apply the same firm standards to an owner as they do players.”  NBC Sports writes.

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