Irsay was arrested in March for driving while intoxicated and
recently had his driver's license suspended for a year. He was
charged with two misdemeanors. Each one carries a maximum penalty of
60 days in jail and a $500 fine. An initial hearing is scheduled for
Irsay, 54, entered a rehabilitation facility after his arrest. The
team was run by his daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, in his absence.
Goodell has not acted on Irsay's arrest, but the expectation is that
he will ban Irsay for about half of the upcoming season.
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Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Deone Bucannon has not been able to
participate in practice because he has turf toe, according to the
Bucannon was reportedly not moving well during Thursday's practice.
The team has not said how long he will be out. Coach Bruce Arians
has said there are areas where Bucannon needs improvement so the
injury may set him back.
The Cardinals selected Bucannon with the 27th overall pick in last
month's draft out of Washington State. He is vying for a starting
spot at strong safety.
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's horse Undrafted won the
Jaipur Invitational on Saturday in an undercard race leading up to
the Belmont Stakes in New York.
The gelding, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Wesley Ward, won
the race by 1 1/2 lengths. The race had a purse of $300,000 with the
winner receiving $160,000. (Editing by Gene Cherry)
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