The news that no NFL team likes to hear during the offseason is about players getting into trouble - but that’s something the Colts will have to deal with once again.
According to ABC 15 in Arizona, Colts nose tackle David Parry was arrested over the weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona “on suspicion of DUI, theft, robbery, criminal damage and resisting arrest.”
The Indianapolis Star reported that apparently Parry and a few others were picked up in a cart from a bar, but when the victim went to collect payment he said Parry hit him in the back of the head and took off driving the cart. The cart was apparently found crashed into a gate and Parry was apparently found drunk on the sidewalk.
That’s obviously not good news. We of course don’t have all the details yet, but it’s not a great look for Parry in this incident over the weekend. We’ll surely find out more details as this develops, so we’ll keep you updated on those details as they come in.
In terms of the Colts perspective, it’s also probably not a great first impression on the new general manager. Chris Ballard doesn’t have the same ties to Parry (or other players) as Ryan Grigson had, so it’s important for guys like Parry to make good first impressions. That hasn’t happened, though, and with free agency coming up and with talk about whether the Colts should go after Dontari Poe, this doesn’t help Parry’s case.
Parry was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft and has started all 32 games since then, recording 78 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, and eleven quarterback hits. Whether or not he’ll get the chance to continue playing for the Colts remains to be seen, but this surely can’t be a good first impression on the new GM just over a week away from free agency.