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Colts Waive Rookie S John Boyett Following Arrest

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Boyett can no longer tell police officers, "I'm a Colts player."

Jonathan Ferrey

Less than 24 hours after he was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest, the Colts announced they have waived 2013 6th round pick John Boyett from the reserve/NFI list.

The former Oregon safety did not participate in any practices during the offseason or training camp, nor did he play in the preseason, due to two knee surgeries that cost him most of his 2012 collegiate season at Oregon.

Boyett was arrested Monday at around 3:00 a.m. in Indianapolis after he was denied access to a club. Visibly intoxicated, police attempted to arrest Boyett, but he resisted, screaming at officers "You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player!" He then reportedly threatened a lieutenant by saying he would come back and break his jaw.

Charming, to say the least.

Boyett's arrest was the fourth major player conduct-related incident to hit the Colts this season. Wide receiver LaVon Brazill was suspended earlier this year for four games after violating the league's substance abuse policy. Now-former player Weslye Saunders was suspended eight games for violating the league's performance enhancement abuse policy while current player Joe Lefeged was arrested in Washington DC for possession of an illegal firearm and resisting arrest.