Latest Jim Irsay News

Colts drafted Okereke despite sexual assault allegation

Jun. 5, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. A sexual assault allegation from 2015 didn't scare him off. Just hours after Okereke's name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told reporters on a conference call he took a hard...

NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

May. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of the hands...

Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72

May. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gunther Cunningham's life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar Germany, settling in California when he was a young boy. For one thing, he almost certainly never would have dedicated his life to football. Yet Cunningham would go on to spend more...

Dwight Freeney to be inducted into Colts' Ring of Honor

May. 2, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor later this year. A date for the ceremony has not yet been chosen. Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement during Thursday's town hall with Colts fans. Freeney finished his career in...

Former Colts Hall of Fame lineman Gino Marchetti dead at 93

Apr. 30, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, has died. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Marchetti was 93. He passed away Monday at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa., hospital spokeswoman Mary Kate Coghlan...

Ballard continues deep defensive dive on final day of draft

Apr. 27, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard went virtually all in on defense in this year's draft. He hopes the payoff is worth it. After watching the Colts improve from No. 30 in total defense in 2018 to No. 11 last season, Ballard used seven of his first eight picks adding assets...