Colts quarterback Chad Kelly has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced.
The suspension does not impact offseason or preseason participation.
The suspension stems from an October incident when he was with the Denver Broncos. Kelly allegedly entered the residence of teammate Von Miller after he left a Halloween party thrown by Von Miller. Kelly was released after the incident.
On March 20, the former St. Joe’s and Ole Miss star pleaded guilty to misdemeanor second-degree criminal trespassing.
He was invited to try out at the Colts' minicamp after the draft and was signed last week. He is fourth on the team's depth chart and will need to earn a roster spot in training camp.
In a session with reporters after practice in Indianapolis this week, Kelly described himself as “being lost” since the Broncos cut him.
“I didn’t know what to do,” Kelly said. “You’ve got a lot of time on your hands. Whether it’s you start focusing on the good Lord upstairs and praying for another chance, speaking to your friends, former teammates that you had, guys that are just encouraging you, family that is encouraging you each and every day. You can go out there and work as hard as you want, but if you are not on the football field, then what does it mean then if you are working hard?
"I just want to be the best player I can be and help this team as much as I can.”