If nothing else came from the NFL Owners Spring Meeting in Atlanta on Monday, the media finally got an opportunity to speak with Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay. No one has really heard from Irsay since his March arrest on preliminary charges of driving under the influence and his retreat to rehab.
The general consensus from the reporters that were present was that Irsay ‘looked better than he has in years’ even though he still may have the back pain that has plagued him for years.
When asked how he felt, Irsay responded by saying, “Physically, I’m feeling decent. I still have a little ways to go from my rehab standpoint. I’m not ready to hit the golf course yet. But eventually I’ll get there,” Irsay said.
Irsay was adamant about letting all that would listen know that even though he hasn’t been physically present for NFL and Colts business, he has been keeping up with the news.
“I haven’t been in a coma or anything like that,” he said. “I’ve been clued into everything that’s been going on the last few months. It’s good to be at this meeting and really try and focus on the Super Bowl bid. I’m not going to talk about any personal, medical issues. But I’m grateful to be back. … And I certainly have a lot of appreciation I’ve received. It feels good to be back. And I’m excited about our chances.”
One interesting thing that crosses the mind of many is why hasn’t Isray been disciplined for his actions back in March. Some would say that if this had been a player the reprimand would have been handed down in a matter of days. However, NFL Commissioner, Rodger Goodell did address the Isray situation.
“We obviously will want to understand the facts before we take any steps as it relates to any potential discipline,” Goodell explained.
“But obviously any policies, or any laws that are broken, whether you’re commissioner, owner, player or coach, those are subject to discipline.”
Tuesday will be a big day for the Indianapolis Colts organization and the city of Indianapolis, because they will learn if they were selected to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, or if it’s given to Minneapolis or New Orleans.
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