NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that the Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay could face disciplinary action from the league regarding his recent arrest.
The commissioner has indicated that he will wait until the conclusion of Irsay's trial so that he can understand the facts before deciding upon disciplinary action.
Goodell has long had a stance about discipline in the NFL which claims that the higher the authority of the figure in the game, the higher the standard of discipline.
Irsay could follow in the path of Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand who was handed a 30-day suspension and a $100,000 fine following his arrest for driving while impaired in 2010.
Goodell recognised the positive steps Irsay has since taken however, saying: "I think that is the first priority, that he is seeking help,
"He's done that voluntarily, that's, I think, the most important step at least initially. "
Irsay voluntarily entered a treatment facility a week ago as an attempt help himself through his troubles.
In the absence of their father, Jim Irsay's daughters - Carlie Irsay-Gordon, Casey Irsay and Kalen Irsay have been representing him at the league meetings.