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Irsay's trial delayed until Oct. 30

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Colts owner Jim Irsay has gotten a delay in his trial on charges of driving while intoxicated.

His court date is now set for 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

Irsay's attorney filed a request for the continuance earlier this month in Hamilton County court. He had been scheduled to appear before a judge next Thursday (August 28) for a bench trial.

The Colts owner faces two misdemeanors stemming from a traffic stop in March. Carmel police arrested him for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription painkillers.

Irsay voluntarily checked into rehab the next day.

As for punishment from the NFL, a league representative tells 13 Investigates the case and whether the league will discipline Irsay is still "under review."

"There's no standard timeline...just depends on the circumstances. Every issue is different," said the NFL's Brian McCarthy.

"Despite the delay in Jim Irsay's trial, it's hard to imagine that (NFL Commissioner) Roger Goodell will hold off on discipline before the start of the season," wrote WTHR.com columnist Bob Kravitz.

Do you think the NFL is taking too long to conduct its investigation? Should the league decide whether to discipline Irsay before the Colts' first 2014 regular season game, or should the NFL take its time and allow the case to play out in court before making a decision?

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