Jim Irsay was discovered unconscious and having trouble breathing last month, police report says

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Jim Irsay, the owner of the Colts, was found unresponsive and unable to breathe last month, according to the police report.

Police administered Narcan to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay to help him regain consciousness after he was discovered at his house last month breathing unusually and with pale skin, police said.

According to a Carmel police incident report made public on Wednesday, Irsay was not conscious when police arrived at his mansion in Carmel, Indiana, on December 8, at roughly 4:30 a.m.

According to the incident report, Irsay, 64, had collapsed in his the bathroom and was unconscious when staff members took him to his bed. When police arrived, they discovered him gasping for air.

“Irsay had a faint pulse, was cold to the touch, and was breathing abnormally (agonal breathing) while unconscious. He was unresponsive when officers tried to rouse him with a sternum rub, according to the incident report. “Mr. Irsay’s skin had a bluish tint, and his pupils were pinpoint constricted.”

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The opioid overdose antidote Narcan was given by an officer, to “which he responded slightly,” according to the report.
An automatic external defibrillator, or AED, could be attached by officers. Upon their arrival, paramedics “took over lifesaving efforts,” as stated in the incident report.

“It is uncertain at this moment what Mr. Irsay had eaten before our arrival,” the report said.

The Colts said this month that Irsay was receiving treatment for a “severe respiratory illness,” although it’s unclear if that’s connected to the incident from last month.

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In response to a query for information, the Colts sent a statement on Wednesday that stated: “Mr. Irsay is still getting better from his respiratory condition. Regarding his personal health, we won’t be commenting further, and we will still be requesting that Jim and his family’s privacy be respected.

Irsay discussed his struggle with addiction in November on an HBO program called “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” according to The Indianapolis Star. He disclosed to journalist Andrea Kremer that he had been in and out of rehab fifteen times, having battled drinking and developed a painkiller addiction following nearly two dozen surgeries connected to his powerlifting career.

The Colts were 9-8 in the regular season and almost missed the postseason.

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