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Monday, December 22, 2014

Colts rookie John Boyett arrested, gave police a stiff arm, threatened to break officer’s jaw, said ‘You can’t arrest me … I’m a Colts player’

John BoyettIndianapolis Colts rookie John Boyett managed to make the team’s reserve/non-football injury list, but his status with the franchise is probably in doubt after his embarrassing arrest early Monday morning.

Boyett, a sixth-round draft pick out of Oregon, was picked up for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement after being denied entrance at an Indianapolis bar for being too drunk, The Indianapolis Star reports.

Boyett was allegedly causing a disturbance outside the bar, so one of the bar’s employees located a police officer and asked for the officer’s assistance. The officer went over to the bar and eventually found Boyett causing a disturbance. He tried arresting the defensive back, but was allegedly met with resistance.

According to the police report, Boyett gave the officer a stiff arm, tried to strike the officer, and then fled on foot. A pursuit began and three other officers were able to apprehend Boyett. They described the Colts rookie as very abusive and having red eyes, slurred speech and the scent of alcohol on his breath.

And here are some more gems: Boyett kept yelling at the officers “You can’t arrest me … I’m a Colts player!” He also supposedly made fun one of the officer’s nose and hair, and threatened to break another officer’s jaw.

You can read the full police report here, because it is a beauty.

I understand that Boyett was totally trashed, but when are people going to realize that the “do you know who I am?” line or “You can’t arrest me because I play for …” doesn’t work?

Boyett is currently on the reserve/non-football injury list and will miss the first six games. It’s a sad day when a 23-year-old can’t handle his booze.



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