Arrest of Colts owner Jim Irsay draws mixed reactions
Carmel, Ind., police say they found multiple prescription drugs in Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay’s vehicle after he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving late Sunday.
Irsay has frequently interacted with fans of the team via Twitter in the past, including a 2013 tweet saying "I don’t drink…haven’t in over 15 years."
News of the arrest brought out quick reactions and expressions of concern for Irsay, 54, from across the sports world on social media after police said the drugs found in his vehicle weren’t associated with any prescription bottles found inside.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
Jim Irsay wasnt only person w/addiction history arrested this weekend- happens every day. Hope this brings more attention/dialogue to issue.
— Eric Weddle (@ericweddle) March 17, 2014
Guess we found some Jim Irsaynews that Jim Irsayisn't excited enough to Tweet about: http://t.co/vjmReTeM3g
— SN's Vinnie Iyer(@vinnieiyer) March 17, 2014
Jim Irsaybeing arrested for drunk driving isn't a shock to anyone who's ever read his Twitter feed.
— Bart Hubbuch(@HubbuchNYP) March 17, 2014
Goodell's major initiative in his tenure has been personal conduct. Irsay's conduct, like that of players, will be addressed.
— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) March 17, 2014
I'm really interested to see how Commish Goodell handles the Jim Irsay situation. Irsay in Trouble.
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) March 17, 2014
Addiction knows no socioeconomic boundary. Hope Irsay continues to get help.
— Jake Query (@jakequery) March 17, 2014
— Phillip B Wilson (@pwilson24) March 17, 2014
Jim Irsay has done a lot of good for the Indy community over the years. Hope folks can show a little compassion for someone with some issues
— Tom James (@TribStarTJames) March 17, 2014
I'm seeing a lot more forgiveness and "I hope he gets help" tweets for Jim Irsay than I've ever seen for a player who gets arrested.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 17, 2014
An OWI is inexcusable. Irsayshould be held accountable for his actions. By why is showing concern for an addict a bad thing?
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz1260) March 17, 2014
Prayers up to our boss man
— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) March 17, 2014