Hours after Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty to misdemeanor OWI, the NFL has announced that Irsay will be suspended for six games and fined $500,000, the maximum allowed under the league's personal conduct policy.
According to the NFL, Irsay "may not be present at the club's facility, may not attend any practices or games, may not represent the club at league or league committee meetings or at any other team or league event, and may not conduct media interviews or engage in social media regarding any team or league matters."
The Colts will not be docked any draft picks because, according to the NFL, Irsay's actions "did not have competitive consequences."
The NFL's release contains part of a letter sent to Irsay by Roger Goodell:
"I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players. We discussed this during our meeting and you expressed your support for that view, volunteering that owners should be held to the highest standard."