Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay called himself an “extremely generous” person in early June, and apparently he wasn’t lying.
Irsay attended Colts training camp in Anderson, Ind., on Saturday, and was seen passing out $100 bills to fans in attendance.
Irsay was arrested in March on charges of drunken driving and possession of a controlled substance, and the NFL has not yet announced a punishment for the 55-year-old.
When Irsay was pulled over, he was found with $29,000 in cash in a metal briefcase, and later told Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star that it’s not unusual for him to have that kind of cash on hand.
“I don’t know why that was leaked to the press or what it had to do with anything,” Irsay said. “You’re talking about someone who is extremely generous, and I say that humbly. That’s the way I try to live my life and it has nothing to do with the law. What’s been reported out there, there’s been a sensationalizing about things that have nothing to do with the law. It shouldn’t be an issue.”
It seems that Irsay really wasn’t fooling around about his generosity. He also said that he expects the Colts, behind quarterback Andrew Luck, to compete for a championship this season.