The Indianapolis Colts have released a succinct follow-up statement on Jim Irsay’s health, respecting the family’s privacy without directly addressing the TMZ Sports report.
Irsay was discovered unresponsive in early December due to a suspected overdose.
Carmel Police Department documents detailed the incident, where Irsay was found on his bathroom floor, subsequently moved to his bed with difficulty breathing and weak pulse.
Narcan was administered, and after a slight response, paramedics took over, transporting him to the hospital.
Irsay, 64, openly discussed past struggles with substance abuse, including a near-fatal overdose mentioned on HBO’s Real Sports in November 2023.
His history includes rehab stints and a 2014 incident resulting in NFL fines and suspension. Despite personal challenges, Irsay is cherished in Indianapolis for his philanthropy, engaging with Colts fans, and passionate commitment.
The recent statement refrains from addressing specifics of the TMZ report.