Jim Irsay trial postponed, moved from August to October

Colts owner Jim Irsay after his March 16 arrest. (Carmel (Ind.) police)
Colts owner Jim Irsay after his March 16 arrest. (Carmel (Ind.) police)

Jim Irsay was originally scheduled to face trial on Aug. 28, but thanks to a continuance, that date has now been pushed back two months. The new trial date for the Colts owner is scheduled for Oct. 30, according to the Associated Press.

Irsay is facing two misdemeanor counts of impaired driving stemming from his arrest on March 16. Officially, Irsay has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body.

The Colts owner is alleged to have had "oxycodone and/or hydrocodone" in his system when he was arrested. If Irsay loses his trial, he could face a maximum of 60 days in prison for each charge and he's also subject to a possible $500 fine.

Although Irsay hasn't faced trial yet, he has already been hit with one punishment: His license has been suspended for a year. Irsay refused a blood test on the night of his arrest and Indiana law requires a one-year suspension of a driver's license for anyone who refuses to take a blood test.

Irsay will also likely be facing a punishment from the NFL. ESPN.com reported over the summer that commissioner Roger Goodell would likely suspend Irsay anywhere between six and eight games.

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Store
NFL Cold Weather Gear
Our Latest Stories