The Indianapolis Colts have updated their injury report to include outside linebacker Daniel Adongo, who didn't practice on Friday and is listed as out for the game for a "not-injury related" reason.
According to WTHR Channel 13 in Indianapolis, Fishers Police were called to Adongo's residence on Thursday and are investigating a potential domestic battery case. The report states that police were called to Adongo's townhouse residence after a woman who shares the home texted a friend needing help. The friend then contacted police, but when they arrived and talked with the woman, she "did not request any medical assistance and was unable to explain why she sent the text." The report then said that the case has been forwarded on to the Hamilton County prosecutor's Office for further review, while the Indianapolis Colts issued a statement:
The Indianapolis Colts are aware of media reports regarding a possible criminal investigation of Daniel Adongo. As is evident from the reports, the facts relating to the alleged incident are highly uncertain. We are investigating the matter and until we have gathered clear information, it would be unfair to all concerned for us to make any public comment.
It's crucial to note that no arrests have been made and that no charges have been filed, so it's important not to jump to any conclusions. But the Colts are letting the process play out while they have chosen to hold him out from this Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars while they gather more information.
Adongo was signed by the Colts in 2013 out of an African rugby league, and the Colts began the transformation to turn him into a football player. He spent much of the 2013 season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster for a few games, and in training camp in 2014 he showed signs of improvement. He was injured in the first preseason game, however, and lost for the year. This year, he began the season on the Colts' practice squad but was promoted to the active roster a few weeks ago. He has played in each of the past three games on special teams, seeing quite a few snaps.
Adongo joins Anthony Castonzo, Andrew Luck, and Jerrell Freeman as players ruled out for Sunday's game, and with Erik Walden being doubtful, the Colts may already have five of their seven inactives. Colt Anderson, Khaled Holmes, D'Qwell Jackson, and Greg Toler are all questionable.
Obviously, we'll keep you updated on more information if and when it becomes available on the situation, but for now, the Colts are choosing to hold Adongo out of this Sunday's game after police were called to his residence on Thursday.