Colts’ Jim Irsay released from jail, thanks supporters on Twitter

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
New documents reveal details in Irsay arrest

HAMILTON COUNTY (March 17, 2014) – Colts owner Jim Irsay didn’t have much to say Monday afternoon while leaving the Hamilton County Jail, but he did thank everyone for their support on his Twitter account.

A throng of reporters met Irsay as he posted a cash bond and exited the jail. He declined to talk about his arrest as he was led to a BMW with an Indianapolis Colts license plate.

“Guys, I’m not going to comment right now, thanks,” Irsay said.

Hours after his release, Irsay tweeted about his appreciation for the support he received.

Irsay was arrested Sunday night in Carmel, Ind. Police said he was driving erratically and had pills with him. He was going 10 mph in a 35 mph zone and stopped in the middle of the road on at least two occasions, according to court documents. He then turned without using his signal, police said. Irsay also failed several field sobriety tests before he was taken to jail and preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

An initial court appearance has been set for March 26.  The Colts said they would not comment until then, stating “The Club continues to fully support Mr. Irsay but must refrain from commenting further at least until formal charges have been filed.”