According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was found unresponsive, cold, and struggling to breathe when Carmel Police were dispatched to his home in December.
The report indicates that on December 8, 2023, local police responded to a call at Irsay’s Carmel residence after finding the 64-year-old unconscious with a blue skin tone. When police arrived, Irsay was gasping for air, had a weak pulse, and constricted pupils. Irsay was given a dose of Narcan, commonly used to revive opioid overdose victims, and later taken to a nearby hospital.
The Colts released a statement on January 9, stating that Irsay was “being treated for a severe respiratory illness” following the incident.
Irsay has been open about his battles with drug and alcohol addiction. He first publicly acknowledged a dependency on painkillers in 2022 and has had prior encounters with law enforcement and rehab. In a November 2023 interview, Irsay revealed that he has been to rehab “at least 15 times” and has overdosed in the past.
Irsay was arrested in March 2014 under suspicion of DUI and drug possession and later entered rehab. In previous interviews, he has discussed his past struggles with substance abuse, including excessive drinking and drug use.