HOUSTON (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are looking forward to the return of owner Jim Irsay, who was suspended for the first six weeks of the season after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
Coach Chuck Pagano says: ''We talked about it in the locker room ... we have 10 days to heal up and the best thing is that we get our boss back, we get our owner back.''
Irsay's suspension stemmed from a March traffic stop in which police found various prescription drugs and more than $29,000 in cash.
He was also fined $500,000 and barred from being anywhere near his team until after Thursday night's game.
Pagano says Irsay has been with the Colts in spirit, ''but I can't wait to have him in that locker room with us again and have him back in the building and grinding away with him.''