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Jim Irsay

Checks Into Treatment Facility

... After DUI Arrest

3/18/2014 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0318_Jim-Irsay_GETTYIndianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay checked into a "highly-respected health care facility" ... one day after he was arrested for DUI and drug possession in Indiana. 

A rep for the Colts tells TMZ Sports, "Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health. He voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health care facility and is committed to undergoing the treatment and care necessary to help him meet his challenges head-on."

The Colts did not go into detail on the nature of the "challenges" Irsay faces ... but the 54-year-old has previously acknowledged his issues with substance abuse. 

The Colts rep adds ... "Jim, the Irsay family, and the Colts organization are all deeply appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support and compassion from our fans and the Indiana community."

As we previously reported, Irsay was pulled over late Sunday night for traffic violations -- and during the stop, officers determined he was intoxicated ... though police have not said if he was drunk or high. 

Cops did say Irsay was in possession of various prescription drugs -- but the pills didn't match the prescription bottles. 

Story developing ...

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3 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Don't drink n' drive

166 days ago
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Vote2012    

That is the first thing these fools do they run off to some treatment center, and then appear in court to say they are sorry but they are now cured. He is rich, he will get off and be a free man

166 days ago
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Lizzy    

Holy **** i thought it was keifer sutherland

166 days ago

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