Somewhat outspoken and somewhat dramatic Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested on preliminary charges of driving while somewhat intoxicated this weekend. He also had a "controlled substance" on him at the time when he was stopped by Carmel, Indiana police.
Local news outlets are reporting little more than the $22,500 bail set for his release, but as Mike Wells of NFL Network pointed out, this is something of a relapse.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay arrested in Carmel for operating while intoxicated. pic.twitter.com/0j2kekLeqM
— Julie Pursley (@JuliePursley6) March 17, 2014
As the editor of Pro Football Talk pointed out, the reception of this news has differed from the usual case of an NFL personality driving drunk.
I'm seeing a lot more forgiveness and "I hope he gets help" tweets for Jim Irsay than I've ever seen for a player who gets arrested.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 17, 2014