Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was charged on Friday with two misdemeanor counts of impaired driving in connection with his March arrest.
Formal charges were filed against Irsay in Hamilton (Ind.) Superior Court just before 5 p.m. ET when the court was set to recess for the holiday weekend.
When Irsay was originally arrested in Carmel, Ind., on March 16, he was set to face charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors alleged Irsay had "oxycodone and/or hydrocodone" in his system when he was arrested, according to the Indianapolis Star. He had $29,000 in cash in his car when he was arrested.
Each misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. An initial hearing for Irsay's case is scheduled for June 19.
Irsay, 54, entered a rehabilitation facility after his arrest.
Irsay was released from rehab and was in the Colts' situation room on the second day of the NFL draft. He also attended this week's NFL meetings in Atlanta, where he made a pitch for Indianapolis to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The game was awarded to Minnesota.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to address how he plans to discipline Irsay, saying he wants to see how the legal case proceeds.
---The Seattle Seahawks waived rookie offensive tackle Garrett Scott, a sixth-round draft choice, after he failed his physical due to a rare heart condition.
"After undergoing an extensive physical with our medical staff last week, Garrett's examination revealed a rare heart condition that will prevent him from any on-field participation in the near future," general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "We think highly of Garrett as a person and as a football player. The team is committed to supporting Garrett in the months to come and will continue to help him determine his next steps."
Scott, who signed his contract Thursday, was Seattle's first of two sixth-round draft choices (199th overall) in this month's NFL draft. He played in 41 games with 35 starts for Marshall.
---The San Francisco 49ers signed third-round pick Brandon Thomas, a guard from Clemson, to a four-year deal.
Thomas (6-foot-3, 317 pounds) was the third of three third-round draft picks (100th overall) by the 49ers in this year's draft.
---The agent for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel responded to a sexual harassment lawsuit against Manziel by calling it "1000000% fake."
A woman filed the suit against Manziel at a Florida district court on May 16. A court clerk said Friday that the claim was likely made by a "frequent filer," according to NFL Media. The clerk said that the name on the filing, Samantha Schacher, could be an alias.
NFL Media obtained a copy of the filing. It requests a restraining order against Manziel and $25 million in "punitive damages for emotional distress."
This prompted Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt to write on Twitter: "This joke 'lawsuit' is obviously 1000000% fake and/or frivolous. Embarrassing I even have say this after reading the nonsense."
Burkhardt later told USA Today that Manziel may seek a countersuit.
---Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward appeared in court on misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges.
Ward, 27, was accused of throwing a glass mug at a bartender at a Denver strip club on May 10 after he was told he could not bring in a drink.
The Denver Post reported that bond was set at $1,900 and his next court date is June 23.
---Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin told radio station KJR-AM that he and the team are working on a long-term contract.
Previously, the Seahawks placed a second-round tender of $2.18 million on Baldwin for this season to prevent him from becoming a free agent. Baldwin said he will sign the tender and play out this season if he and the Seahawks cannot come to terms on a multi-year deal.
---The Washington Redskins signed their top draft pick, outside linebacker Trent Murphy from Stanford, to a four-year rookie contract.
The Redskins took Murphy in the second round of the draft at No. 47 overall. Murphy started 42 of the 44 games he played at Stanford, finishing third in school history with 32.5 sacks.
---The Miami Dolphins signed linebacker Jordan Tripp and wide receiver Matt Hazel.