Jim Irsay tries to push back operating while intoxicated trial

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One of Colts owner Jim Irsay’s attorneys filed a motion Monday to push back his trial on charges of operating while intoxicated, which is scheduled for Aug. 28.

According to the Indianapolis Star, attorney Bruce Boje declined to comment.

Irsay was charged after being stopped in March while driving erratically. According to a police report, he struggled with standing heel to toe, and two officers “continuously had to support Irsay in order to prevent him from falling over.”

Prosecutors say he had “oxycodone and/or hydrocodone,” and Irsay has admitted previous dependence on prescription pain-killers. He was also traveling with more than $29,000 in cash.

The league has been extremely quiet on the issue, particularly in light of a number of other high-profile drug charges involving players.

And if Irsay’s trial gets pushed back, they’ll likely stay quiet as long as they can.

17 responses to “Jim Irsay tries to push back operating while intoxicated trial

  1. So he had prescription pills not prescribed to him, $29k in cash and was driving eracitlly. Did he do something horrible like dunk on the goal post after scoring a touchdown? Rodger Goodell is a busy man and needs to focus on the important issues.

  2. Why not have the start of the trial on September 15th?

    That way when people tune into Monday Night football ESPN can put on a PSA about driving intoxicated and call it the Eagles at Colts.

  3. Interesting note about the picture, it was taken at a normal angle. Irsay just wobbles from side to side like that.

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 18, 2014 5:49 PM

    So he had prescription pills not prescribed to him, $29k in cash and was driving eracitlly. Did he do something horrible like dunk on the goal post after scoring a touchdown? Rodger Goodell is a busy man and needs to focus on the important issues.
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    The pills were prescribed to him. That’s why it wasn’t a felony.

  5. And why would you ever compare Irsay’s situation with Jimmy Grahm dunking over the goalposts?Apple to oranges buddy.

  6. If he really was cleaning himself up, he’d be wanting to face this and get it over with. Instead, everything points to a guy who’s still addicted and thinks he can avoid all responsibility.

    And talk about an ugly bunch of enablers: His daughter publicly announcing how he’s just fine after his quickie rehab, Goodell not handing down any punishment at all….

  7. Poor black druggies go to prison; rich white druggies go to rehab.

    This guy’s person freedom is not in jeopardy. Not even one minute of it.

  8. Are we now only allowed to have a certain amount of cash in our possession? When did this become the State’s business and under what law exactly?

  9. I don’t care how much cash he carries but he could at least come up with a decent excuse/lie. Because claiming he’s so incredibly generous that he needs $29K cash on hand at all times just in case he runs into a REALLY good waiter doesn’t fly.

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