Roger Goodell On Jim Irsay: NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy Applies To Everyone


Roger Goodell, Robert KraftFOXBORO, Mass. — Roger Goodell made it clear on Thursday that the NFL has yet to decide on punishment for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested in March.

Goodell responded to accusations from NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who told ESPN that a double standard exists when it comes to punishment for players and owners.

“We’d like to get the facts. We’d like to be thorough, and we’d like to understand them,” Goodell said Thursday at Gillette Stadium. “Charges were just filed last week. So, I don’t believe there’d a credibility gap. Judge us when we make our final determination, which we undoubtedly will. And so will everybody else. That’s fair. But don’t make judgments until we’ve had the opportunity to do what’s in the best interests of everyone, which is to get the facts. Everybody wants process. DeMaurice Smith talks about process all the time. Process is important.”

Irsay was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. He was charged with two misdemeanors on Friday.

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