Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was discovered at his residence a month ago breathing strangely and with bluish skin, according to the authorities. Narcan was delivered to Irsay by the police in an effort to assist him regain consciousness.
The incident report that was issued by the Carmel police department on Wednesday stated that Irsay was unconscious when the officers arrived to his estate in Carmel, Indiana, at approximately 4:30 a.m. on December 8.
According to the incident report, Irsay, who was 64 years old at the time, had fallen and was unresponsive in his bathroom before staff personnel carried him to his bed. When police arrived, they discovered him struggling to breathe through his bed.
A police report from last month says paramedics found Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay struggling to breathe in a suspected overdose.
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It was reported that Irsay was unconscious, exhibiting atypical breathing patterns known as agonal breathing, a weak pulse, and a cold sensation when touched.
According to the incident report, after officers attempted to wake him up by rubbing his sternum, he did not respond to their efforts. It was observed that Mr. Irsay’s pupils were narrowed to the point of pinpoint, and his skin acquired a bluish hue.
Narcan, an antidote for opioid overdose, was delivered by a law enforcement officer, and the report stated that the individual “responded slightly” to the medication.
A statement that was included in the report stated that “at this time, it is unknown what Mr. Irsay had ingested prior to our arrival.”
There is a lack of clarity around whether or not the incident that occurred a month ago was connected to the “severe respiratory illness” that the Colts said Irsay was being treated for this month.
In response to a request for comment, the Colts issued a statement on Wednesday, which read as follows: “Mr. Irsay continues to recover from his respiratory illness.”
We will not make any further comments regarding his personal health, and we will continue to request that the privacy of Jim and his family be respected wherever possible.
According to The Indianapolis Star, Irsay discussed his struggles with addiction in an open and honest manner during an episode of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that aired on HBO in the month of November.
He disclosed to journalist Andrea Kremer that he had struggled with drinking and developed an addiction to pain medication following over two dozen operations that were associated with his powerlifting career. Additionally, he stated that he had been to rehabilitation fifteen times.