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Colts Waive Rookie John Boyett After Arrest

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The Indianapolis Colts waived rookie S John Boyett earlier today following an arrest on Monday, according to Tim Evans of the Indy Star.

The arrest stems from Boyett’s belligerent nature after being denied entry at a bar, and it took four police officers to subdue him after chasing him down as he tried to run away. According to a report, he “had an odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person, his speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy, and he had a very abusive behavior toward everyone.”

“You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player,” Boyett told his arresting officers. His pleas apparently did little to prevent the cops from throwing him in jail.

He also reportedly threatened an officer, saying, “I am going to come back and break your jaw.”

Boyett was already on the reserve/non-football injury list, and he may very well have a hard time landing on a new team. Selected in the sixth round out of Oregon, it’s not like Boyett is some highly-touted prospect, so he may have to settle for playing on the practice squad for some other NFL team.