The Indianapolis Colts made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this week after the team’s owner Jim Irsay was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and later charged with four counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and later checked into rehab.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is confident the team will be “fine” as Irsay works to keep his demons at bay and his legal troubles and a forthcoming discipliary action from the NFL awaits.
“Obviously nothing but great things to say about Jim, he’s been magnificent and has done so much for myself, [coach] Chuck [Pagano], the entire building, everyone in the building loves the man,” Grison said in his first comments since Irsay was arrested March 16. “We all would run through a brick wall for him. We all wish him a full, complete recovery and we’re all pulling for him, and I’ll leave it at that.”
In his absence Carlie Irsay-Gordon will assume control of the franchise for as long as Irsay is in treatment or away from the team for legal or disciplinary reasons.