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Attorney James Voyles, center left, and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, center right, leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle. Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay leaves the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis.

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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