Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Irsay submits to drug tests

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts owner Jim Irsay agreed to undergo random drug testing with local authorities and share the results of those tests with commissioner Roger Goodell, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Irsay declined to share his opinion of what Goodell should do with his case, but discussed random drug testing, addiction and why he was carrying nearly $30,000 when he was arrested on March 16.

Irsay, 54, was arrested in Carmel, Ind., after an officer saw him driving erratically, according to police reports. Irsay is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body. Prosecutors allege he had "oxycodone and/or hydrocodone" in his system.

After attending rehab several times in recent months, Irsay acknowledges he is on some pain medication for his hip and back.

Irsay says he had the cash because he's "extremely generous."

A recovering alcoholic, Irsay said he's "remained alcohol-free for more than a decade and continues to attend AA meetings around town and around the country."

FALCONS: Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the upcoming season. Weatherspoon suffered the injury Tuesday while running under the supervision of the team's medical staff.

Weatherspoon had been held out of the organized team activities as he was continuing his recovery from a foot injury that limited him to seven games last season. The team's first-round pick from Missouri in 2010, Weatherspoon has eight sacks and two interceptions in four seasons.

BROWNS: After a weekend of partying in Texas, where he was photographed floating on an inflatable swan while drinking champagne in a nightclub pool, Manziel was on the field in mandatory minicamp.

Manziel has left Cleveland each of the past three weekends, first to Las Vegas, then to Los Angeles and then to Texas.

The team is not making their Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, or starter Brian Hoyer, available to the media this week.

Browns coach Mike Pettine said he's not worried about how Manziel spends his free time.

"I'm not concerned," Pettine said. "I would become concerned if it was something criminal and I would be concerned if it affected his job. "

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