Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay standing on the sidelines before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay checks into rehab facility following arrest

The Indianapolis Colts have updated the status on their owner, Jim Irsay, following his arrest yesterday on DUI charges in which he was allegedly to have been found in possession of controlled substances as well, and following his release from jail, the team says that Irsay has now checked into a rehab facility to get the help that he needs.

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.

This is great news as, when details of the arrest were released, Irsay was said to have been found with numerous bottles containing several prescription drugs. Irsay had battled addiction to pain killers in the past after he underwent some surgical procedures.

At this point, we can only hope that Mr. Irsay gets all the help and support that he needs during this trying time.

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