Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts See Wes Welker, Jim Irsay Suspended

September 3, 2014 9:00 AM

Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts See Wes Welker, Jim Irsay Suspended
By Rich Kurtzman

" What a day for the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts.

With their highly anticipated Sunday Night Football kickoff game slated only five days away, each team got some negative news on Tuesday.

First it was Jim Irsay, owner of the Colts, who was sentenced for driving under the influence in Indiana and then saw additional punishment come down from National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. Irsay, who was arrested last March, was suspended for six games as well as a maximum fine of $500,000 on Tuesday.

“I acknowledge the mistake I made last March and stand responsible for the consequences of that mistake, for which I sincerely apologize to our community and to Colts fans everywhere,” Irsay said in a statement released by the Colts.

“Even more importantly, though, I am committed to do everything in my power to turn this whole experience into a positive event for myself, my family, and the community. In retrospect, I now know that the incident opened my eyes to issues in my life that needed addressing and helped put me on the path to regain my health "

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