Jim Irsay, Colts' Owner, Arrested for DUI and Drug Possession

3/17/14 in NFL   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - Jim Irsay, Colts' Owner, Arrested for DUI and Drug PossessionIf you saw the news first thing this morning, it seems there is a lot more to the story than first reported.

Initially, the report was of a drunk driving charge, but Irsay claims not to have had a drink in years, and those closest to him assert that is true.

The Colts front office has apparently been covering for Irsay for years.  Just a few short months ago, Indy Star columnist, Bob Kravitz, asked Irsay about his weight loss, from 235 pounds to approximately 165.  Irsay told him the weight loss was intentional, as doctors had advised him to lose weight to ease stress on his back and hip.  Kravitz has tweeted that he was, and is, doubtful that is the case.  Kravitz is convinced the weight loss is due to an addiction to prescription drugs.

Now, the news is confirmed that Irsay was found in possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substances.  For years, according to Kravitz, the Colts' front office has been trying to encourage Irsay to seek treatment for his addiction, to no avail.  They have additionally encouraged him to employ the services of a driver, at the very least, again to no avail.

Now it seems an intervention of sorts is in Irsay's future.  The league will most certainly take action of some sort, and the Colts' front office is likely to insist on treatment.  

At 54, Jim Irsay still has a long life ahead of him, yet he looks much older, and no doubt his body is showing the effects of his continued abuse.  Here's hoping he takes treatment offered and gets back on track.
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3/18/14   |   kobe_lova   |   62381 respect

JenX63 wrote:
{if your high}

which he clearly is. lol. plus, he always makes me think of a backwoods murderer so this just validates my theories.

3/17/14   |   JenX63   |   33168 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
That pic is great.

{if your high}

3/17/14   |   kobe_lova   |   62381 respect

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
he's a clapton fan. get him to the crossroads.

see you at the crossroads, so you won't be. lone.leh.

3/17/14   |   ms_hippie_queen   |   30499 respect

he's a clapton fan. get him to the crossroads.

3/17/14   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

My TV is on  for background noise (I'm home alone) and an episode of Criminal Minds just played.  He looks just like the "villain" in the story.....

3/17/14   |   kobe_lova   |   62381 respect

That pic is great.

3/17/14   |   marcus_nyce   |   27747 respect

That shirt was clearly a 'red flag' imo.

3/17/14   |   JenX63   |   33168 respect

Jess wrote:
Why doesn't this surprise me?

Hey j-j-jaded, you got your momma's style, but you're yesterdays child to me, so jaded
(sorry, was just thinking about you and song popped into my head)
Why should anyone, sports star, coach or regular joe be immune to a dependency problem?
It happens, one only hopes folks get help.

3/17/14   |   Jess   |   35101 respect

Why doesn't this surprise me?

3/17/14   |   JenX63   |   33168 respect

If he can look at that mug shot and honestly say he isn't on something...well there's something wrong with him. Get help dude!