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Friday March 21st, 2014

Colts owner Jim Irsay (right) is currently in a health-care faciltiy after a drunk driving arrest. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Colts owner Jim Irsay (right) is currently in a health-care facility after a drunk driving arrest. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said team owner Jim Irsay's absence won't change how the team approaches the NFL Draft.

Irsay was arrested last weekend on suspicion of intoxicated driving, faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and entered a health-care facility to address his problems.

Irsay's daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, will run the team until Irsay returns.

"Basically, Carlie (Irsay-Gordon) is just in place of Jim, for right now," Grigson said, via NFL.com. "I don't know if many people realize, but Jim is so experienced and so weathered in terms of football experience and being around the game his whole life.

Grigson says that the team signed everyone that they went after in free-agency.

"When there's big dollars or there's something major going on, Jim is always right there," Grigson said. "Again, he leaves the football stuff to me. He trusts me. That's what he hired me to do. He hired me to make football decisions and so I don't see any of that changing."
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