Irsay discusses Pagano’s contract talks

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s third Chuckstrong Tailgate at the team complex to raise money for cancer research was another great success.

Pagano has been in remission after battling through leukemia a few years ago, and he says it’s time to find a cure.

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate,” said Pagano. “Everyone’s touched by it in some form or fashion. I’m very grateful and very thankful for today, and I’m privileged to give back.”

The event has raised nearly $2 million to date. Team owner Jim Irsay, on hand for support, was asked about Pagano’s impending contract with the team.

“These things are ongoing behind the scenes,” said Irsay. “It’s not a Super Bowl or bust season or anything like that. I feel positive about Chuck and what he’s done with us. Nothing rules out that we couldn’t do an extension before the season. If not, we can still, I’m sure work things out.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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