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Colts owner enters treatment center following arrest

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Jim Irsay's family says the Indianapolis Colts owner has placed himself in health care treatment following his arrest on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

A three-sentence statement released Tuesday said Irsay on Monday had "voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health care facility and is committed to undergoing the treatment and care necessary to help him meet his challenges head-on."

Irsay was arrested early Monday following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.

Colts spokesman Avis Roper released the statement. He says the statement came from Irsay's family and he has no further information.

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  • Are you for Real Italiano
    So, he is using our tax money to go to treatment? If you get pulled over and go to treatment, you are treated the same. Run down to any of the halfway houses in town, they are full of people with no means avoiding sentencing while they attempt to complete a treatment program. And if they are successful, are treated differently than those who do not complete one. Know the facts before you lash out.
  • It takes time
    This happens everyday in our city, people are beating up on him because of who he is. The problem is addiction does not discriminate up the economic scale as well as it does not discriminate down. Addiction is physical/mental and some say genetic. It takes time to get through and gain back control of ones life. Sometimes people never recover and end up dying. We could guess (as we don't know the facts) that Mr. Irsay may have a serious health concern presenting as addiction, and most of the "people" kick him because he is a wealthy guy in a position of prominence. Think of a friend, family member or someone you may know who struggles with addiction and then ask yourself would you rub it in, or offer help. Addiction is the only disease you can get yelled at for having. "Darn it Jim, you're an addict" sounds a little different than- "Darn it Jim, you have cancer." Keep your negativity to yourself, it does not help.
  • Dear Patty
    I respect your views, BUT we the TAXPAYERS built (and maintain) Lucas Oil Stadium. All Irsay has done for this city is use our tax money to make him a billionaire
  • Good luck
    We wish Jim the best of luck and our prayers will be with him. Addiction is difficult to overcome. The legal and NFL issues are really secondary. He is in a fight for his life.
  • equal treatment
    Irsay will almost certainly come up with a doctor's note confirming that he has a prescription for the drugs which were found in his possession, which eliminates the felony charges. It would be different if he was caught with illegal drugs, but we're talking about prescription medication here. He'll get the same punishment for driving under the influence as any other first time offender which is a fine and possibly a license suspension.
  • Empathy.
    Mr. Irsay has done so much for this community, especially the Colts and their stadium Lucas Oil. He has countless other acts of kindness you may not have heard about. He would help you, if you asked. I'm sure he is paying his way at the healthcare center. Obviously, he's entitled to the chance (yes, again) to recover. Indianapolis needs him.
    • So?
      So? Does it REALLY matter what they call it? does it REALLY make a difference? REALLY???
    • Head-on?
      What PR genius uses the term "head-on" in a DUI story?
    • "Treatment"
      "Treatment" at a "Health Care Facility". Why can't they be honest and admit that he is in "REHAB"? Maybe by refusing to admit that he has an addiction, the family's pride is what enables him to continue with his "Drug Addiction". He is not any better than the average citizen that has a drug addiction and they need to realize this.
      • 2 sets of laws
        And the rich boy gets "treatment" and avoids the punishment the rest of us would receive. AND WITH OUR TAX MONEY TOO !!!!

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