Jim Irsay: ‘€˜If there’€™s something I have to apologize for, I would’

Colts owner Jim Irsay spoke of his struggles with chronic pain and addiction in an extended interview with the Indianapolis Star.

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His punishment at the hands of Roger Goodell and the NFL remains unclear, but Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says he’s doing everything he can to get back on the right track.

In an exclusive interview with the Indianapolis Star, his first since he was arrested for a DUI in March, Irsay opened up about his struggles with alcoholism and the path he is taking to recovery.

“It’s all been a blessing, just being able to focus on my health and redouble the efforts on recovery,” Irsay said, via The Star. “It’s been a long path. I still have chronic pain. But it was the good thing. … In some ways, (going through rehab) is my greatest moment. It takes courage to try and overcome the difficulties you have.”

Despite his March arrest in which he “failed several field sobriety tests,” Irsay claims he has been alcohol-free for more than a decade. While he wouldn’t go into specifics about the night he was arrested, the Colts owner said he didn’t feel the need to apologize for his actions.


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