Tim Green, the now-retired Carmel, Indiana, police chief, told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that at the time of the arrest, he reviewed the available information and of Irsay’s allegation he said, “I would just hope that he would reevaluate what he said there because I think he knows that’s not the case in this matter. …
“Let’s just say some comments can be made without any type of evidence and proof.”
Irsay, 64, made the comments during an interview with HBO for a “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” segment that aired Tuesday.
“I am prejudiced against because I’m a rich, white billionaire,” Irsay said. “If I’m just the average guy down the block, they’re not pulling me in, of course not.”
Green, who served as police chief from 2011 to 2017, said he was confident the officers were “just doing what they needed to do.’’
“People who do get stopped and arrested, I know that’s not a good experience for them,’’ Green added. “But sometimes they need to look at themselves and understand what the issue and problem is when it comes to driving while impaired, intoxicated alcohol wise or under other narcotics or prescription drugs.’’
Irsay pleaded guilty to one…