NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to suspend Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for six to eight weeks and fine him about $1 million, ESPN reported, citing league sources.
Irsay was arrested in March for driving while intoxicated and recently had his driver's license suspended for a year.
Goodell has not acted on Irsay's arrest, but the expectation is that he will ban Irsay for about half of the upcoming season.
Irsay was charged with two misdemeanors. Each one carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. An initial hearing for Irsay's case is scheduled for June 19.
Irsay, 54, entered a rehabilitation facility after his arrest. The team was run by his daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, in his absence.
Irsay was released from rehab and was in the Colts' situation room on the second day of the NFL draft last month. He also attended the NFL meetings in Atlanta, where he made a pitch for Indianapolis to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The game was awarded to Minneapolis.
Goodell has said he wants to see how the legal case proceeds before handing out discipline.
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