Indiana police responded to an emergency call at Colts owner Jim Irsay’s home last month for a suspected overdose, according to a FOX59 report.
Records obtained by the Indianapolis TV station said police responding to a Carmel, Ind., residence at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 8 found Irsay unresponsive and having difficulty breathing.
“At this time, it is unknown what Mr. Irsay had ingested prior to our arrival,” an officer wrote in the report, which listed Irsay’s prescribed medications.
According to the report, measures taken by the police to revive the 64-year-old Irsay included a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses.
On Jan. 9, the Colts released a statement saying that Irsay was being treated for a severe respiratory illness.
The team repeated that information on Wednesday.
“Mr. Irsay continues to recover from his respiratory illness,” read a Colts statement. “We will have no further comment on his personal health, and we continue to ask that Jim and his family’s privacy be respected.”
Irsay revealed during a November 2023 interview on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” that he had battled addiction and nearly died from a previous overdose. He said he had been to rehab “at least 15 times.”
Irsay’s father, Robert Irsay, purchased the Baltimore franchise in 1972 and relocated it to Indianapolis in 1984. Jim Irsay was the general manager from 1984-86 before becoming the owner, chairman and CEO in 1997.
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