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INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts owner Jim Irsay is known in NFL circles as a tough businessman and eccentric billionaire who enjoys interacting with fans about his beloved team and favourite songs from bands like the Beatles and the Grateful Dead. Ndamukong Suh Dolphins Jersey . He may end up adding convicted felon to the mix. Irsay was pulled over near his home in suburban Carmel just before midnight Sunday by police who said they found multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle. He was spotted driving slowly, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal, and police said Irsay failed several roadside field sobriety tests before he was arrested. The drugs werent associated with any of the pill bottles found inside, police said. Some werent even in bottles. The 54-year-old Irsay, who acknowledged a painkiller dependency more than a decade ago, faces preliminary charges of misdemeanour driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. If Irsay is charged and convicted on the felony counts, he could face six months to three years in prison on each count. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Andre Miksha said no decision had been made on formal charges and a hearing was set for March 26. Irsay, whose mug shot was posted on websites for millions to see, said nothing as he left the Hamilton County Jail after posting bond Monday. A short time later, he tweeted: "Deepest thx to family, friends, fans, colleagues for the messages of support, thoughts and prayers. Impossible to tell u how much this means." An NFL spokesman said Irsay is subject to discipline but didnt elaborate on what that might be. Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand was suspended for 30 days and fined $100,000 in 2010 for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy following his guilty plea to driving while impaired. Current and former NFL players were clearly watching the case with interest. "I want to see what the NFL does about this Jim Irsay situation if a player loses a game check no matter the amount he should lose a game day," Atlanta Falcons wide receiver White tweeted. "Im guessing a million dollar fine will come which is nothing to a man that makes billions." White, accused earlier this year of failing to appear in court for speeding and tinted window citations, added: "I dont think Irsay is a bad guy I actually like him as an owner but it was a bad mistake." Authorities would not say what drugs Irsay was allegedly caught with, but they were listed as Schedule IV drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration. That type of drug, which includes Xanax, Darvocet and Ambien, has a low risk for abuse or dependency, according to the DEA. Irsay acknowledged in 2002 that he had become dependent on painkillers after several years of orthopedic operations but said he had overcome the problem after undergoing treatment. The DEA investigated the case, but local prosecutors at the time said they saw no reason to charge Irsay. In October 2013, Irsay tweeted that "I dont drink ... havent in over 15 years." Irsay became the Colts owner in 1997 after the death of his father, Robert Irsay, and a lengthy legal battle with his fathers second wife. Forbes magazine has estimated Irsays net worth at $1.6 billion. He helped build the Colts into a top NFL team over the past decade behind quarterback Peyton Manning, now with Denver, and was a key player in the drive to bring the Super Bowl to Indianapolis two years ago. He is working with some success to rebuild the team behind young quarterback Andrew Luck while coping with a painful divorce that follows a decade-long separation from his wife of 33 years. Irsay has cultivated a relaxed image that fans have responded to. Irsay has said the public wants owners who are "down to earth" and hes done his best to keep his fans up to date on his team -- and lots of other things. "Dont ever mix NiQuil and Ambien...itll give U gas and u might end up on Capitol Hill," he once tweeted. Irsay has written his own poetry, songs and short stories and plays the guitar. He is an eclectic collector of everything from letters from Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson to electric guitars that once belonged to famous musicians, including one said to be the last guitar played by Jerry Garcia before he died in 1995. He made headlines by buying the handwritten scroll manuscript of Jack Kerouacs beat poem "On the Road" for $2.43 million and sending it on a nationwide tour. Jason Taylor Womens Jersey . Auld made 37 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. It was Ottawas first game without starter Anderson, who is out indefinitely after cutting his hand Wednesday night, and it was evident the team wasnt sure how to deal with the change in goal. Cameron Wake Youth Jersey . In the calls, Hernandez discussed the murder of Odin Lloyd, including his "belief about his criminal liability" and the "extent of his control over persons charged as accessories," according to the request filed Thursday in Fall River Superior Court.WINNIPEG -- It has the look of training camp at Investors Group Field as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers try out new prospects to help turn around their disappointing season. On Wednesday, there were five quarterbacks throwing passes, including newly signed Levi Brown, who spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The day before, the Bombers (1-8) looked at some defensive players in a private, closed practice. "He (Brown) was recommended highly to us so we thought wed bring him in and take a look at him," said Bombers coach Tim Burke. "Depending on what happens with our quarterbacks, you know if somebody gets hurt, hes there for us. "If nobody gets hurt, then potentially send him back home and bring him back." Brown was a 2010 seventh-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills. He saw action in the NFL clubs final regular-season game as a rookie, completing two-of-three passes for 24 yards. The 26-year-old from Mount Juliet, Tenn., spent the following season on the Bills practice roster before getting a tryout with the Roughriders. "Its always good to get another shot," Brown said after practice. "It didnt work out for me in Saskatchewan so Im glad to be here Winnipeg." Burke said Brown worked out for the Bombers on Tuesday along with the defensive players. "We had five guys, worked them out," he said. "We had one corner, one free safety/Will-type guy, two defensive ends and then Levi. "We look to sign one or two of those guys here." Burke has said if Winnipegs secondary doesnt improve its play, changes will be made. In particular, hes targeted the units failure to cope well with man coverage. Burke made it clear Wednesday hes talking more about veterans and not rookies, who he is cutting more slack to following Winnipegs 48-25 loss to Saskatchewan (8-1) on Sunday. "I was very critical of the secondary after the game and after watching the video," he said. "The guys that Im not happy about are the veteran guys who make big mistakes." Defensive back Demond Washington, a first-year starter, said members of the Bombers secondary have heard Burkes message. "Any time you get negative attention from anyone youre not going to like it but at the same time weve got to step up to the challenge," he said. "Weve got to get it done. "We cant make excuses." Winnipeg is also looking for help on its offensive line with veteran tackle Andre Dougllas out for an extended period due to injury. Jarvis Landry Jersey. On Thursday, the Bombers are expected to announced the signing of Colt Schulte, a six-foot-six, 295-pound offensive lineman from Missouri Western. "Thats the rumour, yes," was all Burke would say even though Schulte was seen at Investors Group Field. Quarterback Justin Goltz will start again against Saskatchewan. Goltz was 18-of-29 passing for 182 yards and two interceptions Sunday but also ran five times for 73 yards and two TDs. Burke said while Goltz made some mistakes, he saw growth in the 26-year-old quarterback. "I think we all felt Justin played extremely well for the first three quarters," Burke said. Winnipeg trailed Saskatchewan by six points with eight minutes remaining Sunday before the Riders took control of the game with two interceptions and a blocked punt. Burke says some of the improvement Goltz has made is due to the changes new offensive co-ordinator Marcel Bellefeuille has implemented. "His reads are easier and they occur earlier in the play so Justin has a chance to get his feet set earlier than before," said Burke. "He can make plays with his feet and thats always positive in the CFL so weve decided to go with him for another week." One element of Goltzs play Sunday that Burke didnt like was the quarterbacks touchdown celebrations. Goltz was criticized, especially in Regina, for pretending to adjust his tie after scoring and also appeared to mimic the post-TD celebration of Saskatchewan tailback Kory Sheets. Burke doesnt like individual showboating and says players should celebrate with their teammates. At the same time Burke defended Goltz, suggesting the Saskatchewan media has blown the matter out of proportion and that some of Riders exuberant fans werent exactly shrinking violets Sunday. "Its the pot calling the kettle black," he said. Goltz said hell heed his coachs words and no longer have a TD celebration. "The CFLs a league where guys celebrate touchdowns," he said. "I didnt think it would be a big deal if I did as well." Winnipegs injured list now includes slotback Aaron Woods but receiver Jade Etienne has been cleared to practise after showing symptoms of a concussion. Burke said despite the huge difference in the two teams won-lost records, he feels good about Winnipegs chances Sunday. "I expect a very good game this week," he said. "I just feel it." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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