Colts owner Jim Irsay released from jail after arrest on DUI, drug charges

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.

Jim Irsay: Owner of the Colts was arrested after failing a sobriety test at a traffic stop.  DARRON CUMMINGS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
DARRON CUMMINGS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jim Irsay: Owner of the Colts was arrested after failing a sobriety test at a traffic stop.

Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Police say the 54-year-old Irsay failed several roadside field sobriety tests before he was arrested, though details were not released.

Carmel police said the drugs found in Irsay’s vehicle weren’t associated with any of the prescription bottles found inside.

Irsay faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bryant Orem said. A hearing is scheduled for March 26.

GIANTS: Signed cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Terms of the contract were not available.

Rodgers-Cromartie, entering his seventh NFL season, joined the Broncos last season as a free agent and played in 15 regular-season games with 13 starts at right cornerback.

COWBOYS: Signed free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract Monday. He was released last week by the Cleveland Browns last week.

EAGLES: Safety Nate Allen agreed on a one-year contract to stay in Philadelphia.

SAINTS: Agreed to a five-year contract extension with right tackle Zach Strief.


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