A day after he was arrested and charged with OWI and possession of prescription drugs, the Colts announced that owner Jim Irsay has checked himself into rehab.
According to a statement from the team,
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.
Irsay previously admitted to a painkiller addiction, but said in 2002 he had received treatment and kicked the habit.
Irsay's next court date is scheduled for March 26. He has had no comment on his arrest other than this tweet yesterday afternoon:
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