On Monday morning, it was reported that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested early in the morning. Irsay is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, with a bond set at $22,500.
Unlike arrests we have seen involving players, people appear split on whether to criticize Irsay or feel sorry for him. Because of Irsay’s past addiction to painkillers, there has been both a mixture of disgust and support.
Here is some of what the folks on Twitter are saying:
— Fran Charles (@fran_charles) March 17, 2014
Jim Irsay is an idiot. Really? drinking under the influence ? with a controlled substance ? classy. #ColtsNation he has been arrested.
— MR HIGH TOP (@1Akintunde) March 17, 2014
I’m sure the jokes will come easy today, but history suggests Jim Irsay is a genuinely troubled guy. I hope he gets whatever help he needs.
— Collin McCollough (@cmccollo) March 17, 2014
Jim Irsay inherited his dad’s billion-dollar business but would rather risk the lives of everyone on the road than pay for a cab.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 17, 2014
It is going to be interesting to see how the NFL cracks down on Irsay and the Colts, so prepare for outrage no matter how harsh the punishment ends up being.