Report: Jim Irsay had several prescription drugs, failed sobriety tests


Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested for driving while under the influence on Sunday night, but that does not necessarily mean he was drinking. As details continue to emerge, it sounds like Irsay’s arrest was drug related.

According to Bill McCleery of the Indianapolis Star, Irsay is facing four counts of of felony possession of controlled substances. He was charged with driving while under the influence after failing several field sobriety tests.

Lt. Joe Bickel of the Carmel Police Department said in a statement that Irsay was stopped while driving at a slow rate of speed and failing to signal when turning. His vehicle was searched and “multiple prescription drugs were found in pill bottles.” Police found several Schedule IV prescription drugs that they say “were not associated with any prescription bottles found in the vehicle.”

Schedule IV drugs are on the lower end of the substance abuse spectrum and include sleep and anxiety medications.

Back in October, Irsay tweeted that he has not had a drop of alcohol in 15 years. It does not sound like alcohol was involved with his arrest over the weekend. The Indy Star’s Bob Kravitz speculated that the arrest was drug related as soon as the news broke, adding that Irsay has a “problem” that the Colts have been trying to get him to address for quite some time.

In 2002, Irsay admitted he was addicted to pain killer.

“After several years of orthopedic operations and procedures, accompanied by long bouts of chronic pain, I became dependent on prescription pain medications,” he said at the time. “This summer I sought professional help at a nationally recognized facility located outside Indiana. I have successfully dealt with my dependence and my chronic pain issues.”

Irsay could now face disciplinary action from the NFL, as all personnel are subject to the guidelines of the league’s personal conduct policy. If Irsay is struggling with addiction, hopefully he gets the help he needs.

Jim Irsay arrrested for OWI, possession of controlled substance


Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested on Sunday night. The 54-year-old was reportedly charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

According to WISH TV in Indianpolis, Irsay was taken into custody just before midnight. His bond was set for $22,500.

It is unclear what substance Irsay was found to be in possession of. Irsay seems to always tweet like he’s hammered, though he has denied in the past that he drinks at all.

We’ll have more details as they unfold.

UPDATE: Jim Irsay was reportedly charged with felony possession of several prescription drugs after failing multiple field sobriety tests. More details here.

Related: Friend of Jim Irsay says he’s a ‘sick, sick man’

Red Sox prospect Jon Denney told police he was ‘looking for pussy’ during arrest

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Boston Red Sox catching prospect Jon Denney was arrested for the second time in three months, but this one takes the cake by far.

According to a police report obtained by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, Denney was pulled over just before midnight Wednesday night after cops observed his truck fishtailing. Denney gave the police a license that restricted him to driving for business and emergencies because of a previous DUI.

When asked why he was in the Fort Meyers Beach area, Denney gave police the moneyshot.

“Partying and looking to get some pussy.”

But the story doesn’t end there!

Denney called a friend to pick him up, but police saw him drive out of a parking lot two hours later. He supposedly was belligerent and began to cuss after being pulled over, and then went on one of those infamous “don’t you know who I am?” rants.

Passan, citing the police report, says Denney told the cops “he was a Boston Red Sox player and he didn’t care [sic] he had money and made more money than we would ever see.” When handcuffed, the report said, Denney said “he would be out in no time because of who he played for and that he made three million a year.”

Denney was booked and released on Thursday.

Unreal. What a tool.

This clown was drafted in the third round (81st overall) last year out of Yukon High School in Oklahoma. In 26 games in rookie ball last season, the chump hit .202/.379/.243. And I thought the Sox actually did background research before drafting prospects …

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Floyd Mayweather allegedly had goons savagely beat workers he suspected of stealing

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may been in some serious trouble.

According to TMZ, Mayweather allegedly had some goons savagely beat a few workers he suspected of stealing jewelry from him, and the men have supposedly hired legal representation since.

TMZ says the two men who were beaten were hired by Mayweather to work on his Las Vegas homes. After some jewelry went missing, Mayweather reportedly suspected the men of the theft. He then supposedly arranged a meeting with the men at an off-site location.

When the men showed up, they were allegedly beaten by Floyd’s goons nearly to the point of death. The guys used weapons including clubs to beat up the two men.

The two men were hospitalized for several days and had broken arms and legs. They were supposedly adamant that they never stole the jewelry, and Floyd believes that now. But since the beating, the guys have hired a lawyer.

This sort of thing is nothing new for Mayweather. Not only was he charged with felony domestic violence in 2010 for allegedly beating up his baby mama — something he later served jail time for — but he also had domestic violence incidents in 2002 and 2005. Also in 2010, one of Mayweather’s bodyguards was arrested and charged with shooting a man in a parking lot after Mayweather confronted the man. In 2011, a club bouncer sued Mayweather, alleging that the boxer’s bodyguard assaulting him at the club.

Maybe it’s time Mayweather stopped having people beat guys up for him. Maybe it’s also time he stopped having so much jewelry around; it only seems to cause problems for him. Remember when he was robbed of $7 million in jewelry back in 2008? Or how about when his ex-girlfriend allegedly robbed him on one of his fight nights?

Darren Sharper allegedly admitted to witnesses that he raped women

Darren SharperDarren Sharper and a second rape suspect allegedly admitted to other witnesses that they raped two women in New Orleans in September, according to a report.

Sharper is a suspect in at least eight sexual assault cases over five states. He and a man named Erik Nunez are suspected of sexually assaulting two women in New Orleans last year.

TMZ got a hold of the application for an arrest warrant for Nunez, and in that application, officers allege that a witness says Sharper and Nunez admitted to having non-consensual sex with the women.

“Through further investigation by the detectives it was learned that Nunez and Sharper admitted to other known witnesses that he and Sharper had vaginal and/or oral sex with victims #1 and #2 without their knowledge or permission.”

Though they are currently being investigated, neither Sharper nor Nunez have been charged with crimes.

Report: Lamar Odom’s drug dealers linked to Khloe Kardashian jewelry theft

Khloe Kardashian Lamar OdomPolice are currently investigating a theft that took place at the California home once shared by Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. Kardashian says the thieves made off with roughly $250,000 worth of jewelry, and TMZ is reporting that Odom may have something to do with it.

Sources reportedly told TMZ that Odom’s drug dealers could be linked to the crime. Odom supposedly had a habit of not paying his tab when he was using drugs on a regular basis, and he was said to have been more than $50,000 in the hole with multiple dealers back in September.

Odom left for Spain last month to begin his career with Laboral Vitoria, and TMZ has been told he owed tens of thousands of dollars to his drug dealers when he left. He had reportedly been receiving text messages prior to his departure that threatened his safety and warned him his home would be broken into in order to square up.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry into the home, which makes the story even more interesting. Another TMZ source claimed one of Odom’s dealers had connections to someone who worked at his and Khloe’s house, which could have given them access to the property. We’ll have to wait and see what police come up with.

Darren Sharper surrenders after arrest warrant issued for alleged rapes

Darren SharperDarren Sharper turned himself in to police in Los Angeles on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest in New Orleans. In addition to to the charges Sharper faces for allegedly drugging and raping two women in LA, he will likely also face charges from two sexual assault incidents that took place in New Orleans last year.

Sharper had been free on bail after being charged in LA at the time the warrant was issued. A warrant was also issued for 26-year-old Eric Nunez, who has been described as an acquaintance of Sharper. Detectives say two women were allegedly assaulted by Sharper on the night of Sept. 23 and claim they were also raped by Nunez.

“New information uncovered also indicates that Nunez allegedly raped both women at the same location,” New Orleans police spokeswoman Remi Braden said.

Police also said in a statement that an aggravated rape conviction carries a potential life sentence without parole.

Sharper has been named as a suspect in at least eight sexual assault cases. He was reportedly suspected of seven rapes and 11 druggings in four different states before we learned about another sexual battery accusation in Miami, meaning there are ongoing investigations in at least five states.

When you look at the entire picture, Sharper has been accused of being a serial rapist.