After being drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Indianapolis, former Oregon star John Boyett has yet to make an appearance in a preseason game for the Colts. However, he is already featured in the city’s police blotter.
Late Sunday night/early Monday moring, Boyett was arrested and subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement, according to Tim Evans of The Indianapolis Star.
Boyett, obviously intoxicated, was reportedly denied entrance to Tiki Bob’s Bar. At that point, he became verbally abusive to all around, and a bouncer was forced to summon police to deal with the 23-year old. Boyett is officially on the Colts’ non-football/reserve injury list, which means he cannot play a game for Indy until Week 7. The classification means that he was not subject to the roster cuts that sent so many players to the unemployment line, and apparently he was more than willing to share with police what he did for a living.
In fact, as police chased him down and eventually tackled him, Boyett shouted, ““You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player.”
From there, he continued to threaten both police and patrons.
A Colts spokesperson admitted to knowledge of the events, but declined to comment further. The 5-foot-10, 203-pounder was released from jail after appearing before a judge and posting $150 bail.
[H/T: Bleacher Report]