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Jim Irsay won’t talk personal matters, says he’s “clued into” everything


Colts owner Jim Irsay’s daughter said Monday that her father was ready to get back to work and Irsay was doing just that on Monday afternoon.

Irsay is in Atlanta to address the league’s owners as part of Indianapolis’ bid for the 2018 Super Bowl. Irsay spoke to the team’s website about the bid and also met with reporters, telling them that he felt “grateful” to be back and that he hasn’t been totally out of the loop while getting medical treatment after an arrest for driving a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. Irsay wasn’t talking about that treatment or arrest, though, and he won’t be on Tuesday when he meets the owners either.

“I have been clued into everything for the last few months. I’m not going to talk about personal medical issues,” Irsay said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The league has said that Irsay and other owners are subject to the same disciplinary action that players would face in the same situation, so there might be a time when he’ll have to discuss some of those personal issues with Roger Goodell.

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37 Responses to “Jim Irsay won’t talk personal matters, says he’s “clued into” everything”
  1. popolover says: May 19, 2014 5:50 PM

    I hope the NFL takes swift action, like the NBA

  2. wiskybuck says: May 19, 2014 5:52 PM

    So why doesn’t he have a year suspension?

  3. sammyias says: May 19, 2014 5:54 PM

    Like everyone else, there is a process. If he is found to have broken the NFL rules, he will face consequences at the appropriate time. In some cases it has taken years for players to face their penalties. His penalty may as well take an amount of time that most of the “rush to penalty” timeline crowd can’t understand.

    Patience, my precious.

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: May 19, 2014 5:58 PM

    Dude should be suspended immediately. What’s taking so long?!?!?

  5. 700levelvet says: May 19, 2014 5:58 PM

    Medical issues? Hahaha..

  6. 12444uggg says: May 19, 2014 6:00 PM

    It’s a criminal matter still. The NFL can’t (well they could, but they won’t with an owner) hand out a punishment if the crime hasn’t been resolved. Like it or not, there’s not much the NFL would do that would fit the crime. The guy has a billion dollars and pays part of the commish’s salary. He’ll get something, but it will be perfunctory.

  7. goodtogo28 says: May 19, 2014 6:00 PM

    it’s clear jim irsay doesn’t really believe he has any problems and that one month rehab was just a show to help him get off legally with just a slap on the wrist. 4 counts of felony charges and decades of alcohal and drug use won’t go away in a month and we still haven’t got to the dead woman in his party house story. this guy should be suspended indefinately.

  8. jaxbeachjagfan says: May 19, 2014 6:01 PM

    And when he does get his suspension, let’s make sure he has absolutely no contact with the team, just like the players.

  9. apsmith307 says: May 19, 2014 6:03 PM

    Oh yea,and they only have 1 Super Bowl…enough already at least while he was in rehab,it was quiet!

  10. melikefootball says: May 19, 2014 6:15 PM

    If God-del ad any credibility at all he would tell Irsay there will be no Super bowl in Indy for twenty years, maybe then Irsay will take his position seriously. and what he did to smear the NFL imagine. step up and show some reasonability by owner’s in the league

  11. fin72 says: May 19, 2014 6:18 PM

    “I have been clued into everything for the last few months. I’m not going to talk about personal medical issues,”

    Cancer is a medical issue… Being a pill-junky billionare is not!!!!

  12. winstonjed44 says: May 19, 2014 6:25 PM

    The problem isn’t that his punishment has not happened considering the legal situation isn’t sorted out, the problem is that players don’t always get the same benefit.

  13. mackcarrington says: May 19, 2014 6:38 PM

    I find 2 things in these comments interesting:

    1). People are clamoring for Irsay to swiftly be penalized and punished.

    2). People think that owners and players are equal and should be handled in the same manner.

  14. southridge23 says: May 19, 2014 6:39 PM

    Owner = “medical”
    Player = “drug problem”

  15. imnotsorryisaidthat says: May 19, 2014 7:28 PM

    Maybe the nfl should make him sell the team for conduct detrimental to himself

  16. cmcjab says: May 19, 2014 8:05 PM

    How are the players held to a higher standard? Aldon Smith was arrested for dui, weapons charges and countless other charges, he went to rehab and hasnt faced punishment!! I say leave the man alone and hope he gets the help he needs, everyone else in this society gets a second chance

  17. bmadormo says: May 19, 2014 8:56 PM

    I’ll never forgive the Irsays for steeling the colts out of Baltimore.

  18. jeremycrowhurst says: May 19, 2014 9:08 PM

    Just goes to show you that no matter who you are, or how much money you have, fighting addiction is a very tough battle. Best of luck in your recovery, Jim.

  19. ravensbob says: May 19, 2014 9:17 PM

    This guy s a walking nightmare. At least the NBA took swift action, the NFL is a joke if this guy keeps the team.

  20. n8rod says: May 19, 2014 10:40 PM

    Irsay didn’t “steal” the Colts from Baltimore, Maryland ran the team off. They threatened to seize the team with imminent domain laws. They just tried it again with the house of cards tv show…30 years later and they haven’t learned anything. I get it, your upset because your team left, I would be to, but blame the crap state it was in, not the owners.

  21. kabasaman says: May 19, 2014 11:12 PM

    Talk about “Entitlement”….man

  22. drgreenstreak says: May 20, 2014 12:34 AM

    As long as he’s addicted to a legally-prescribed substance… he’s kosher clean.

    But… should Irsay ever smoke the evil weed….

    he’ll be gone!

  23. purplengold says: May 20, 2014 12:54 AM

    He looks sober in the photo.

  24. thinredline69 says: May 20, 2014 1:42 AM

    …and with that, Jim said to watch his Twitter feed for a “bombshell announcement” with regards to the Colts acquiring a major all-pro force in the NFL.

  25. kingpel says: May 20, 2014 2:13 AM

    Just keep this jack ass off of twitter.

  26. youvebeenphaneufed says: May 20, 2014 6:53 AM

    So why is he allowed to present to the other owners to host the Super Bowl at HIS stadium? What a double-standard. Players get suspended before they are even convicted of a crime, but an owner can get a DUI and possession (with a past history of both) and nothing happens immediately?

  27. jimmyt says: May 20, 2014 6:58 AM

    I’m not sure he is “clued in” to exactly everything. Seems to be missing something.

  28. richkotitte says: May 20, 2014 7:15 AM

    Being ‘clued in” he’s well prepared to answer all the “he doesn’t have a clue” questions referring to : their recent trades, cough..cough.. , Trent and draft picks, or lack there of: see Trent.

  29. sidepull says: May 20, 2014 7:34 AM

    NFL = Enabler

  30. tundey says: May 20, 2014 8:08 AM

    Driving while intoxicated is not a “personal medical issue”. Unless of course you are a rich owner, then it is. But if you are a player, it’s instant suspension.

  31. indyhorsepower says: May 20, 2014 8:32 AM

    It never fails, whenever there is an Irsay or even in some cases a Colts story,you have the obigatory comments from Baltimore folks talking about how the Colts were stolen. And yes, Irsay should feel the full brunt of NFL punishment, very soon. It wouldnt be so annoying if the city of Baltimore (and all their fans) werent the epitomy of hypocritical. They did they exact same thing to the city of Cleveland! There are juicy rationlizations on how they let the Browns keep thier records, like it was the right thing to do. I was at the last Browns game at Municipal stadium, their fans were crying in the street, they lost thier team– could give a crap less about the records. The next year their team was in Baltimore. Regardless of any and all politics involved (there are plenty) this is the truth, the Browns were stolen and Cleveland wasnt attempting imminent domain. Only so much perfume to spray on that pig.

  32. johnodocks says: May 20, 2014 8:56 AM

    Finally, we have a subject the Twitter twit doesn’t want to spout about.

  33. kepdogg23 says: May 20, 2014 9:00 AM

    For all those that want Irsay on the same playing field as the players. If this was a player’s 1st offense, they would be entered into a program, as this falls under substance abuse, not performance enhancers. A lot of times you don’t know a player failed until they are suspended for a 2nd failed test.

  34. chip56 says: May 20, 2014 9:25 AM

    Goodell should take a page from Adam Silver on how to deal with disgraceful owners.

  35. sbchampsagain says: May 20, 2014 9:53 AM

    Want to know how the rehab is going?

    Just watch Irsay’s Twitter account.

  36. wryly1 says: May 20, 2014 10:01 AM

    If the average player did what he did, they’d be out of the league, but Irsay may be rewarded with hosting a Super Bowl. Go figure!

  37. jchuber says: May 20, 2014 10:34 AM

    In the NFL where cash is king, there is ALWAYS a double standards.
    Only the players get swift harsh punishment from the NFL , many times before facts are revealed.
    Anyone who works for the owners, coaches, or NFL are automatically exempt from NFL punishment. Excuse is civil courts determination.

    Just watch NBA and Sterling for action, because Isay is a rich team owner who is exempt from NFL punishment.

    America is run by the golden rule. Them that’s got the gold, makes the rules.

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