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Report: Colts owner Jim Irsay to be punished before NFL season opener

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The NFL is expected to discipline Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay before Thursday's season opener between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter

Irsay pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence on Tuesday and was sentenced to one year of probation.

Irsay was stopped by police on March 16 and originally charged with a operating a vehicle while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after police found painkillers and almost $30,000 in cash in his vehicle. His driver's license was suspended for one year after he refused to take a blood test after his arrest. 

According to the the Indianapolis Star, Irsay will be drug tested during his probation, is prohibited from drinking or having any alcohol and must provide valid prescriptions for his medication. If he is arrested again for being intoxicated while driving a vehicle anytime within the next five years, the charge becomes a felony. 

- Scooby Axson

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