Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested DUI And Possession Controlled Substance
SMH at all the isht Jim be talking, now look at ’em!
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night in on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $22,500, according to the Indianapolis Star. In a tweet he sent out on Oct. 31, 2013, Irsay said that he hadn’t had a drink in 15 years. Irsay, who took control of the team from his father, Robert, in 1995 after the elder Irsay suffered a stroke, is an active participant in social media, often breaking Colts news himself. When Robert Irsay died in 1997, Jim Irsay entered into a legal battle with his stepmother for total control of the team, eventually becoming the youngest owner of an NFL team at age 37.
Irsay married Meg Coyle in 1980, and the couple have three children. She filed for divorce last November, claiming “an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage of the parties, and the Petitioner requests that the parties’ marriage be dissolved.”
After several surgeries in the 1990s, Irsay developed an addiction to the prescription painkiller Vicodin. He was a walk-on football player at SMU and later got into powerlifting. “As we know about addictions, they are a progressive disease,” he said. “A lot of people won’t seek help because they are worried they will be stigmatized their whole life. People think it’s a weakness, not an illness.”
In 2009, Irsay said that he would vote against an attempt by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh to purchase the St. Louis Rams.
“I, myself, couldn’t even consider voting for him,” Irsay said at the owners meetings that year. “When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive… our words do damage, and it’s something we don’t need.”
The Colts were valued at $1.6 billion by Forbes magazine, 11th in the NFL. The Colts said the divorce would not affect Jim Irsay’s 100 percent ownership of the team.
You own a team worth $1.6B – please get a fawking driver!! Waiting for more info on what that “controlled substance” was…
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