Nope, no stigmas here. The most prevalent wrongmindedness in the world is the way people not like me have stigmas against people like me. Your comments about Limbaugh are inappropriate and forging into politics since your implied judgment that blocking his ownership is a universally accepted good thing, which I assume is based upon his politics since that is how he is commonly identified
I have been married to an addiction rehab professional for over twenty years. Judging from the comments and political statements that are usually embedded in those comments, there aren't too many on this forum who know more about addiction than I do. And experience is not the same thing as knowledge. The last thing I do is judge the hearts, morals, and kindness of people who are addicted. Its pointless and unfair. If there is any judgement involved, its for the pointless recreational choices people make out of ignorance and arrogance BEFORE they are addicted.
Long term use of any addictive substance can have adverse impact on the brain. Painkillers, pot, alcohol, even nicotine. Most people don't see the effects of long term exposure to low volumes of nicotine because the nicotine delivery process, smoking, causes other parts of the body to give out first....MOST of the time. Simply stopping the abuse doesn't totally reverse the brain back to where it was. Some of this is proven by research, others are the consensus of long term professionals.
Forget drugs. Even long term exposure to chronic pain can effect cognitive focus and intensity. The older a substance abusing male gets, combined with chronic pain and even the loss of naturally produced testosterone, the more "senile" he can become.
I don't need to be lectured that its just me and my stigmas.
Whether or not Irsay was ever a substance abuser to any great degree is not known. Whether or not he is in chronic pain is not known. But his presentation adds to the rumors and creates an image of instability. Its more than public speaking. In the job-search process, both the candidate and the organization want to present themselves as "having it all together" more than the next guy. BB is simply a curt public speaker.
I assume Nagy took the Bears job because he had a young QB he liked, a roster he liked, a GM he liked...and the fact he was actually offered a job. I assume comfort with the ownership situation had some at least passing thought. Its a component where the Colts will begin to come up short relative to other organizations, if a candidate cares about long term stability.