It didn’t take Colts owner Jim Irsay long to return to Twitter after he was released from jail.
Irsay, who spent 14 hours in custody after he was arrested on four felony charges of drug possession and one misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to say thank you to everyone who supports him.
“Deepest thx to family, friends, fans, colleagues for the messages of support, thoughts and prayers. Impossible to tell u how much this means,” Irsay wrote.
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
The Colts also issued a very brief statement, saying only that they won’t comment at this time.
“The Club continues to fully support Mr. Irsay but must refrain from commenting further at least until formal charges have been filed. A hearing is tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday, March 26,” said the Colts statement, sent by Senior Director of Communications Avis Roper.
Although the Colts don’t want to comment until formal charges are filed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell does not need to wait that long. Goodell has suspended players who were not charged or even arrested, and Goodell can suspend Irsay.