Colts Owner Jim Irsay was arrested in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday night on preliminary drunken-driving charges and possession of a controlled substance. From the looks of his mug shot, he was definitely feeling it.
More details will be released soon, but the bond was set at a hefty $22, 500. We’re sure that that he can afford it, as the Colts were recently valued at $1.6 billion by Forbes magazine, 11th in the NFL. However, the arrest definitely comes as a surprise–because it was just this past October that Irsay tweeted that he had been sober for 15 years…
The Colts owner is still no stranger to addiction. In 2002, he admitted to an addiction to painkillers. “After several years of orthopedic operations and procedures, accompanied by long bouts of chronic pain, I became dependent on prescription pain medications,” Irsay said in a 2002 statement. “This summer I sought professional help at a nationally recognized facility located outside Indiana. I have successfully dealt with my dependence and my chronic pain issues.”
Hopefully, this sobers Irsay up. At least this is happening in the off season. Don’t let Andrew Luck down, Jim!