Colts Rookie Safety John Boyett Reportedly Arrested

Harry How

Per the Indianapolis Star, Colts rookie safety John Boyett was arrested on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. Oh boy.

I've got bad news for you - a lot of newspapers nowadays are going to paywalls.

I've got even worse news for you - according to one of those newspapers, a Colts player was arrested.

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Colts' sixth round rookie safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday morning on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

In case you don't want to use one of your limited article views on a news story (and I don't blame you), here's the gist of the situation: Boyett was an idiot.

According to the report, the incident all stemmed from the fact that Boyett wasn't allowed into a downtown bar.  Adding to the charges, Boyett suffered "slight new injuries to his arm and elbow when he fell while running from police officers after an incident shortly before 3 a.m."

And then, he pulled the old "I'm a football player!" card.  Never pull that one.  "You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player!" Boyett yelled at police, who apparently described his attitude as "very abusive."

If you want to read the whole article, you can here, and let me warn you - Boyett sounds like a major jerk and acted in an incredibly inappropriate manner for anyone to act, regardless of being a football player or not.  From making fun and threatening police officers to cussing out other people, it doesn't sound good at all.

Boyett fell to the Colts in the sixth round of the draft because of serious knee injuries he suffered in his senior season at Oregon.  He is currently on the Non Football Injury list while rehabbing from the injuries and isn't expected to play at all this year (his situation likely will be similar to Josh Chapman's last year).

So a guy who hasn't played and likely won't play this year got himself arrested and acted in a shockingly inappropriate manner.  Chuck Pagano has spent a lot of time talking about players making themselves necessary, and let's just say that Boyett has yet to do that.

According to the report, Boyett yelled at police that "you can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player!"  I seriously wonder whether that will be the case much longer.  With a lot of roster shuffling going on, Boyett may just have volunteered his name to Ryan Grigson as the next one to go to free up a roster spot.

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