John Boyett Waived by Colts After Arrest for Public Intoxication and Resistance

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2013

Rookie safety John Boyett was waived by the Indianapolis Colts following an arrest for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement early Monday morning, according to Tim Evans of The Indianapolis Star. 

The Colts announced the release of the sixth-round pick out of Oregon on their official website, and Boyett's NFL prospects are now very much in doubt.

Boyett apologized for his actions on Twitter (via Twitlonger):

I want to apologize to Mr. Irsay @JimIrsay , the Indianapolis Colts organization @Colts and the Indianapolis police. The Colts gave me an opportunity and I blew it. My behavior didn't and doesn't represent who I am. I am deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself. All I can do now is learn from it and never repeat it. I look forward to showing my true character in the future.

(Video below has some NSFW lyrics.) 

According to Evans, the incident in question occurred when Boyett was denied entry into a downtown Indianapolis bar, Tiki Bob's, due to being too intoxicated. He initially refused to leave, although he eventually did before the police arrived. Boyett returned, however, and his alleged belligerent behavior prompted the police to arrest him.

Boyett reportedly tried to use his status as an NFL player to his advantage, telling police, “You can’t arrest me...I’m a Colts player.”

When that failed, Boyett reportedly said to an officer, “I am going to come back and break your jaw.”

According to Evans, it took four officers to subdue and handcuff the 23-year-old. He was released from jail on Monday after appearing before a judge and posting $150 bond.

While Boyett obviously has some legal troubles to worry about, he now must deal with the fact that his actions led directly to his release from the team.

Boyett was on the reserve/non-football injury list prior to being waived as he worked to recover from knee injuries he suffered last season at Oregon. The earliest he would have been eligible to play was in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.


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