Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay voluntarily checked himself into a health care facility to undergo treatment, according to the team’s website.
Irsay faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after being arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving on Sunday night.
Here is a statement from the Colts:
"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. 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."
A search of Irsay's vehicle uncovered several pill bottles containing Schedule IV prescription drugs. He was arrested, and Irsay’s bail was set at $22,500. Irsay was released on Monday.
In 2002, Irsay admitted he had to check himself into an rehab facility after developing an addiction to prescription painkillers.
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