INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Colts owner Jim Irsay has voluntarily checked into a facility, following his arrest on Sunday night.
Avis Roper, Senior Director of Communications with the Colts, said Tuesday afternoon that Irsay “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.”
Roper said Irsay, his family, and the Colts organization are thankful for the support from fans and the Indiana community. Roper also tells 24-Hour News 8 that Irsay’s daughter and vice chairman, Carlie Irsay Gordon, will take over his duties temporarily.
Irsay was arrested at 11:41 p.m. Sunday in Carmel. He was preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. He was released from jail Monday afternoon, and later took to Twitter, thanking people for their support.
Deepest thx to family, friends, fans, colleagues for the messages of support, thoughts and prayers. Impossible to tell u how much this means
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 17, 2014
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