Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 cash on him when arrested

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay attends a press conference announcing Manning's release from the...

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay attends a press conference announcing Manning's release from the Colts at Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on March 7, 2012. (Joey Foley/Getty Images/AFP)

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,029 in cash and numerous bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on felony charges after being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving March 16, according to a police report.

Irsay had trouble standing, his speech was slurred and he admitted taking several medications. He agreed to take a portable breath test on the scene, but the results were redacted in police reports obtained by the Indianapolis Star.

The cash was found in Irsay's briefcase, wallet and two laundry bags, the report said. Police also found numerous bottles containing prescription drugs that were stored in the metal briefcase and in bags on the floor of Irsay's silver Toyota Highlander that he was driving.

Irsay denied being drunk when he was arrested in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. The police report said the 54-year-old billionaire was so disoriented that officers had him sit on the hood of a patrol car to keep him from falling.

The arresting officer said he "believed Irsay to be intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol," according to the report.

The arrest report listed a dozen pieces of evidence identified as prescription drugs, but did not describe them. Irsay told police he had taken several prescription medications during the day.

The officer at the scene called in another patrol officer and a sergeant to assist with the investigation.

The officer noted that Irsay's speech "was very slow and slurred and Irsay appeared to be disoriented," the report said. "I also observed that his eyes were red and watery. He also displayed poor manual dexterity."

The report said Irsay told the officer that he sometimes has trouble finding his home. The Star reported that Irsay had bought a home in late February that is less than a half-mile from where he was stopped.

"I observed the vehicle come to a complete stop on W. Main Street for no apparent reason. ... As I was approaching the vehicle it began to slowly move eastbound and came to another complete stop in the lane of travel for no apparent reason. ... I asked him if he knew why I had pulled him over. Irsay advised that he was trying to find his house and gets confused with what road it is located on," the officer wrote in the report.

Earlier this week, prosecutors postponed an initial court appearance for Irsay "unless or until" formal charges are filed against him. Irsay was booked on preliminary charges of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

There will be no hearing unless or until formal charges are filed against Irsay, according to Hamilton County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Miksha.

Irsay's family said after his arrest that he is undergoing treatment "to help him meet his challenges head-on" at an undisclosed facility outside of Indiana. Irsay's oldest daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, and other close advisors are overseeing the Colts during his absence.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking at the league owners meetings Monday, said Irsay is subject to discipline following his arrest.

"He is seeking help, and he's done that voluntarily," Goodell said at the meetings in Orlando, Fla. "To my knowledge, there's been no formal charges at this point. Obviously, any policies or laws that are broken, whether they are commissioner, player or coach, those are subject to discipline."


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