Colts owner Jim Irsay needed help. He recognized it, admitted it, and now he’s seeking it.
“Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health,” the Colts said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “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.”
It’s admirable that Irsay acknowledged the need for treatment and sought it. We wish him the best as he tries to overcome these challenges.
While it likely won’t resolve the situation from a legal standpoint or the league’s perspective, it’s critical that Irsay do what he needs to do to be healthy going forward. Hopefully, his example will be help others dealing with similar issues seek the treatment they need.