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Friday, October 31, 2014

Roddy White wonders if Jim Irsay will be punished by NFL for recent arrest

Roddy WhiteSince taking over as commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell has made it a point to punish players for questionable off-the-field conduct.

At various times during Goodell’s tenure, we’ve heard the phrase “protecting the shield” in reference to maintaining the integrity of the league. Goodell has not been shy about the conduct standards he expects from those associated with the league.

In the wake of recent news that Jim Irsay was arrested for driving under the influence, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White wonders if the Indianapolis Colts owner will be subject to any punishment by the NFL.

Roddy White rarely filters what he says on Twitter, like this time when referring to Alex Smith, so this can’t be seen as completely surprising.

White does, however, raise a relevant point. Owners are included under the NFL personal conduct policy and, therefore, not exempt from being punished should the league deem it to be necessary. Whether that happens remains to be seen.



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