NFL notebook: Colts' Irsay nabbed for DWI, drugs
Colts owner Jim Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.
Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, Ind., stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Police said the 54-year-old Irsay failed several roadside field sobriety tests before he was arrested, though details were not released.
Carmel police said the drugs found in Irsay's vehicle weren't associated with any of the prescription bottles found inside.
Irsay faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said. A hearing is scheduled for March 26.
If convicted on the felony charges, Irsay could face six months to three years in prison on each count.
So-called Schedule IV drugs such as those with which Irsay was allegedly caught include Xanax, Darvocet and Ambien, with a low risk for abuse or dependency, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Irsay was released from the Hamilton County Jail after posting $22,500 bond.
Cowboys add QB Weeden
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Rodgers-Cromartie joins Giants
The Giants signed cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, formerly of the Broncos. Terms of the contract were not immediately available. Rodgers-Cromartie has played in 92 regular-season games with 75 starts and has started all nine postseason games in which he played. His career totals include 239 tackles (205 solo) and 19 interceptions.
Raiders get ex-Packers WR Jones
The Raiders agreed to a three-year deal with former Packers wide receiver James Jones, who had 310 catches for 4,305 yards and 37 touchdowns in 104 games over seven seasons in Green Bay.
The Saints and right tackle Zach Strief agreed to a five-year contract extension. ... The Packers signed ex-Vikings tackle Letroy Guion to a one-year deal. ... The Panthers re-signed linebacker Jason Williams and cornerback James Dockery. ... Free-agent linebacker Dane Fletcher and offensive lineman Oniel Cousins signed contracts with the Buccaneers. ... The Bengals re-signed safety Taylor Mays a week after he became an unrestricted free agent. ... The Seahawks and kicker Steven Hauschka agreed to terms on a multiyear contract. ... The Eagles and safety Nate Allen agreed on a one-year contract. ... Former Broncos guard John Moffitt, 27, was arrested on battery and drug possession charges at a Chicago nightclub.
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