Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has “voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health-care facility” after his arrest for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, the team announced in a statement Tuesday.
No further details were given, but the decision to enter treatment for the second time since 2002 came hours after he was charged with four counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and DUI. He was arrested Sunday night in Carmel, Ind.
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
“Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health. He 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,” the team’s statement said. “Jim, the Irsay family, and the Colts organization are all deeply appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support and compassion from our fans and the Indiana community.”