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March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.  The arrest took place in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, where Isray lives. Carmel police Lt. Joe Bickel said Monday no details from the arrest would be released at this time because information is still being gathered. Irsay is being held at the Noblesville jail under $22,500 bond, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.  The arrest took place in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, where Isray lives. Carmel police Lt. Joe Bickel said Monday no details from the arrest would be released at this time because information is still being gathered. Irsay is being held at the Noblesville jail under $22,500 bond, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said.
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August 23, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Jim Irsay, the bombastic owner of the Indianapolis Colts, says his club is ready to make a major trade. And, of course, Maurice Jones-Drew, the disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars running back, is available. Irsay took to Twitter on Thursday to say the Colts were seriously looking to make a deal, following up that tweet with another about new General Manager Ryan Grigson being willing to gamble and that the owner himself would open his checkbook to get a trade done. Then came a third tweet: TRADE WINDS BLOWING.
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October 15, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Indianapolis Colts will be rolling back the NFL clock Sunday. Not only is Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning returning to face his former team for the first time, but longtime teammates Marvin Harrison and Edgerrin James will be there at Lucas Oil Stadium to welcome him back, a celebratory reunion of the Big Three. “It's going to be really exciting,” Colts owner Jim Irsay told The Times. “Edgerrin and Marvin are coming in, they're fired up to come back in. Talked to those guys and it's going to be exciting to have those guys come in. We were such a close-knit group, those teams that were in the late '90s through the whole decade.” James, a first-round pick in 1999, won the NFL rushing title in each of his first two seasons, and left Indianapolis in 2006 as the Colts' all-time leading rusher with 9,226 yards.
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November 22, 2009 | By sam farmer
Years before his Indianapolis Colts established themselves among the elite NFL teams, owner Jim Irsay engaged in his own brand of fantasy football. It was 1997, and Irsay's team was in the midst of its first of consecutive 3-13 seasons. Trying to drum up support for them -- not the easiest thing to do in a basketball state -- he barnstormed around Indiana and spoke to dispirited fans far and near. Irsay talked about his vision for a "golden age" of the franchise, about the possibility of Peyton Manning, then a star quarterback at Tennessee, leading the way. That was a prescient forecast, as the Colts would make Manning the No. 1 overall pick the following spring.
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February 1, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Reporting from Indianapolis — Jim Irsay , owner of the Indianapolis Colts, said he plans to sit down with Peyton Manning after the Super Bowl and discuss his future with the franchise but called the quarterback's situation "a very complicated medical issue. " If they plan to keep Manning, the NFL's only four-time most valuable player, the Colts have to pay him $28 million by March 8. They have the No. 1 pick and are in position to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck . Manning missed the 2011 season recovering from multiple neck surgeries, and reports vary on how far he has come to this point.
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October 11, 2011 | Sam Farmer
From Houston — Dear Los Angeles, an NFL team won't come cheap. That was the message Tuesday of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay when asked to compare the competing stadium proposals for the L.A. area. The downtown stadium proposal calls for AEG's Philip Anschutz to acquire a minority share of a team at a discount. Ed Roski, pushing for a venue in City of Industry, has dropped his bid to trade stadium land for a no-cash piece of a team and now is offering to pay full price for a minority share.
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October 15, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Indianapolis Colts will be rolling back the NFL clock Sunday. Not only is Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning returning to face his former team for the first time, but longtime teammates Marvin Harrison and Edgerrin James will be there at Lucas Oil Stadium to welcome him back, a celebratory reunion of the Big Three. “It's going to be really exciting,” Colts owner Jim Irsay told The Times. “Edgerrin and Marvin are coming in, they're fired up to come back in. Talked to those guys and it's going to be exciting to have those guys come in. We were such a close-knit group, those teams that were in the late '90s through the whole decade.” James, a first-round pick in 1999, won the NFL rushing title in each of his first two seasons, and left Indianapolis in 2006 as the Colts' all-time leading rusher with 9,226 yards.
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September 7, 2008 | Michael Marot, AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lucas Oil Stadium is about to open up a new world for the Colts and the city of Indianapolis. There's the retractable roof, the giant sliding window in the north end zone and an economic package owner Jim Irsay says he believes will keep his team competitive for decades to come. To the Colts, the brick building with blue seats represents more than a new home. It's a lifeline to the future. "This was never about becoming the L.A. Colts, and nothing like that was ever even suggested in negotiations," Irsay told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
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December 18, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Jim Irsay would rather spend his time making the Indianapolis Colts a winner than become a spectacle. The Colts' owner avoids late-game sideline appearances, gladly delegates football authority to team President Bill Polian and Coach Tony Dungy, and refuses to question any decisions about how to finish the regular season. Thirteen straight wins have reinforced Irsay's belief he has the right men to make the right calls. Even now, Irsay finds it difficult to get enamored with chasing history.
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August 23, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Jim Irsay, the bombastic owner of the Indianapolis Colts, says his club is ready to make a major trade. And, of course, Maurice Jones-Drew, the disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars running back, is available. Irsay took to Twitter on Thursday to say the Colts were seriously looking to make a deal, following up that tweet with another about new General Manager Ryan Grigson being willing to gamble and that the owner himself would open his checkbook to get a trade done. Then came a third tweet: TRADE WINDS BLOWING.
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March 7, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Peyton Manning's release by the Indianapolis Colts was as civil a sports divorce as you'll ever see, announced Wednesday with dignity and more than a few tugs on the heartstrings. Explained in sometimes wavering voices by Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay, this was a difficult but reasoned decision. Not to be confused with "The Decision," the contrived and ego-pumping TV show in which LeBron James told the world he would take his talents to South Beach. The world, by the way, is still waiting for him to take the NBA championship trophy there.
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February 3, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Reporting from Indianapolis — Are all NFL teams ready for the national spotlight? They should be, because the league will arrange its 2012 schedule to ensure that every team will play a Thursday game. This is the first time every NFL team will play in a nationally televised game in a given season. In his annual Super Bowl address Friday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL Network's Thursday night schedule will be expanded from eight to 13 games next season (not counting the Thursday night season opener)
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February 1, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Reporting from Indianapolis — Jim Irsay , owner of the Indianapolis Colts, said he plans to sit down with Peyton Manning after the Super Bowl and discuss his future with the franchise but called the quarterback's situation "a very complicated medical issue. " If they plan to keep Manning, the NFL's only four-time most valuable player, the Colts have to pay him $28 million by March 8. They have the No. 1 pick and are in position to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck . Manning missed the 2011 season recovering from multiple neck surgeries, and reports vary on how far he has come to this point.
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October 11, 2011 | Sam Farmer
From Houston — Dear Los Angeles, an NFL team won't come cheap. That was the message Tuesday of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay when asked to compare the competing stadium proposals for the L.A. area. The downtown stadium proposal calls for AEG's Philip Anschutz to acquire a minority share of a team at a discount. Ed Roski, pushing for a venue in City of Industry, has dropped his bid to trade stadium land for a no-cash piece of a team and now is offering to pay full price for a minority share.
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August 2, 2010 | Wire reports
Jim Irsay won't let Peyton Manning walk away from the Colts next season — no matter the cost. Indianapolis' owner reiterated that he intends to make Manning the NFL's highest-paid player even if it takes the prohibitive franchise tag to keep the only four-time MVP in league history in blue and white. "The bottom line is we'll get something done and when it happens just depends," Irsay said during the Colts' first training camp practice. "I said he'd be the highest-paid player and he may already be if we go with the tag. I'd love to see him be here and break all those records as a Colt."
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February 3, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Reporting from Indianapolis — Are all NFL teams ready for the national spotlight? They should be, because the league will arrange its 2012 schedule to ensure that every team will play a Thursday game. This is the first time every NFL team will play in a nationally televised game in a given season. In his annual Super Bowl address Friday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL Network's Thursday night schedule will be expanded from eight to 13 games next season (not counting the Thursday night season opener)
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August 2, 2010 | Wire reports
Jim Irsay won't let Peyton Manning walk away from the Colts next season — no matter the cost. Indianapolis' owner reiterated that he intends to make Manning the NFL's highest-paid player even if it takes the prohibitive franchise tag to keep the only four-time MVP in league history in blue and white. "The bottom line is we'll get something done and when it happens just depends," Irsay said during the Colts' first training camp practice. "I said he'd be the highest-paid player and he may already be if we go with the tag. I'd love to see him be here and break all those records as a Colt."
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February 5, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
Peyton Manning spends too much time indoors. . . . When Manning and the Indianapolis Colts take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, each team will be playing outdoors for only the seventh time this season. . . . The Colts and Saints play home games in domed stadiums, of course, but both won at Miami during the regular season. . . . Oddsmakers, expecting a shootout between two of the NFL's most prolific offenses, have set the over-under line at 56 points, the highest in Super Bowl history.
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November 22, 2009 | By sam farmer
Years before his Indianapolis Colts established themselves among the elite NFL teams, owner Jim Irsay engaged in his own brand of fantasy football. It was 1997, and Irsay's team was in the midst of its first of consecutive 3-13 seasons. Trying to drum up support for them -- not the easiest thing to do in a basketball state -- he barnstormed around Indiana and spoke to dispirited fans far and near. Irsay talked about his vision for a "golden age" of the franchise, about the possibility of Peyton Manning, then a star quarterback at Tennessee, leading the way. That was a prescient forecast, as the Colts would make Manning the No. 1 overall pick the following spring.
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