Nov 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Indianapolis Colts helmet on the sideline prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts to be taken over by Jim Irsay’s daughter while he seeks treatment


Jim Irsay checked himself into a treatment facility following his early morning arrest for DUI and drug possession, and that means control of his football team has been handed over to someone else. With Irsay seeking treatment for his problems, the Indianapolis Colts will be headed up by Irsay’s daughter Carlie Irsay-Gordon, as well as a team that includes her sisters and general manager Ryan Grigson.

Per Stephen Holder from the Indianapolis Star:

In addition to Irsay-Gordon, Irsay’s daughters Casey Foyt and Kalen Irsay also hold the title of vice-chair/owner. Beyond them, the team’s business side is run by a team of executives that includes chief operating officer Pete Ward, a close Irsay adviser and a 32-year employee of the organization. The football operation will continue to be run on a day-to-day basis by general manager Ryan Grigson and his staff.

The move helps keep the Colts moving under Irsay control but it subtracts the eldest and most troubled Irsay out of the equation. He’ll likely face a stiff consequence that makes an example of him, but control of the Colts will eventually return to Jim Irsay.

In the meantime though, football is the furthest thing from his mind as he attempts to concur his demons and come out ahead of his addiction.

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