The last thing you want to do as a rookie player in the NFL is to get arrested for a silly crime. Unfortunately for Indianapolis Colts first-year player John Boyett, that is exactly the situation he found himself in early Monday morning.
Boyett was arrested outside of a downtown bar and he is facing preliminary charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. The “I had one too many drinks” trifecta. The rookie defensive back is currently on the team’s reserve/non-football injury list and he interestingly enough suffered more injuries when he fell in an attempt to run for police.
Even better, Boyett pulled out the “don’t you know who I am?” card, which isn’t the best move for a sixth-round pick that hasn’t made his mark in the league yet.
“You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player,” Boyett repeatedly told the officers, according to the report that described his behavior as “very abusive.”
The report said Boyett later threatened an officer, saying “I am going to come back and break your jaw.” He also made fun of an officer’s hair and nose, the report said.
What a jerk.
The Colts declined comment and have made no indication on what they will do with Boyett moving forward.
He was already set to miss the first six-games of the season, and it wouldn’t be surprised if the team made a move that would cause him to miss many more.