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Colts owner Jim Irsay could face three years in prison

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has voluntarily opted to check into a health-care facility and he is set to go treatment, according to a statement by the franchise Tuesday.

Irsay embarrassed the Colts and the whole of the NFL Sunday when he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

He has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having possession of controlled substances.

His bond was set at $22,500 and he has since has taken refuge at what is said to be a 'highly-respected' health-care facility.

If Irsay is convicted on any of the four felony charges he is accused of, the Colts owner could well face anywhere from six months to three years in prison on each court.

Plenty of people have had their say on what the arrest of an owner means for a franchise and the league itself.

Former player, coach and now analyst, Herm Edwards, explained his views on the matter.

"The whole issue has implications not only for the organisation but for the National Football League," Edwards said.  

"We always talk about shielding the brand. And Mr Irsay knows that he has put the NFL in a bad light. Not just the Colts but the whole league.

"We always talk about the player, but when you're a coach or an owner, you're held to a higher standard."



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