Perhaps feeling the need to bolster his explanation for always carrying a bunch of cash (which puts him at constant risk of someone trying to rob him), Colts owner Jim Irsay opted to hand out a bunch of greenbacks on Saturday at Colts camp.
Via Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network, Irsay was giving $100 bills to fans who had come to watch practice.
Last month, Irsay produced a briefcase of $100 bills while being interviewed by Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star. Irsay hoped to prove that there was nothing unusual about having $29,000 in cash with him when police arrested him in March for operating a vehicle under the influence
“You’re talking about someone who is extremely generous, and I say that humbly,” Irsay explained. “That’s the way I try to live my life and it has nothing to do with the law. What’s been reported out there, there’s been a sensationalizing about things that have nothing to do with the law. It shouldn’t be an issue.”
It continues to be an issue when it comes to Irsay’s personal safety and security, and it’s likewise something that the league office may not regard as being appropriate behavior for an owner. With Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly considering a suspension for Irsay due to his arrest, it makes a lot more sense to keep a very low profile.