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Irsay's absence not forcing Colts to change plans for free agency, draft preparation

  • Attorney James Voyles, left and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. 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, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal.  (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)

    Attorney James Voyles, left and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. 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, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)  (The Associated Press)

  • Attorney James Voyles, center left,  and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, center right,  leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. 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, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal.  (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)

    Attorney James Voyles, center left, and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, center right, leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. 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, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay listens during a news conference at the NFL football team's headquarters in Indianapolis. Authorities say Irsay is in jail after being stopped on suspicion of drunken driving. Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem says Irsay was arrested Sunday night, March 16, 2014, in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay listens during a news conference at the NFL football team's headquarters in Indianapolis. Authorities say Irsay is in jail after being stopped on suspicion of drunken driving. Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem says Irsay was arrested Sunday night, March 16, 2014, in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)  (The Associated Press)

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson isn't changing his offseason plan — even though team owner Jim Irsay won't be around to approve big pay outs or help with the draft preparation.

The Colts owner entered a treatment facility this week after being arrested on preliminary charges of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police say they found multiple prescription drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. If charged and convicted, Irsay could face six months to three years in prison on each count. He also could be subjected to NFL punishment.

On Friday, Grigson says he hopes Irsay makes a full recovery but that his absence wouldn't change the way Indy prepares for the May draft or deals with potential free-agent signings.

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