Colts rookie S John Boyett arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest
According to the police report, Boyett was refused to the establishment after the staff deemed him “too intoxicated.” But Boyett continued to linger around and became a nuisance to the staff as well as other patrons. He reportedly cussed at the “patrons of the bar and people on the sidewalk.”
Boyett only briefly left the bar while an employee sought the help of a patrolling officer at around 2:45 a.m. But five minutes later, Boyett returned to the bar and was this time approached by an officer.
When the officer attempted to place Boyett under arrest, he pulled away and threw a “stiff arm” at the officer, according to the report. Boyett then fled on foot and ran through at least two alleys before he was caught. It took four officers to subdue and handcuff Boyett.
“Mr. Boyett had an odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person, his speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy…” according to the police report.
Boyett also sustained injuries to his arm and elbow after a fell while running from the officers.
Authorities said when Boyett was asked for his name, he repeatedly kept yelling, “You can’t arrest me. I’m a Colts player.”
As he was being put into the police vehicle to be transported, Boyett continue to be “very abusive” towards everyone present at the scene. He reportedly threatened a police officer by saying “I am going to come back and break your jaw.” Boyett also made fun of another officer’s appearance.
“Boyett began to make fun of the (lieutenant’s) hair and nose,” the police report said. “(The lieutenant) didn’t know why he was being yelled (at) since he had nothing to do with it.”
Boyett – who later gave the police an address in Napa Valley, Calif., for identification purposes – was booked into the Marion County Jail and was expected to be released after appearing before a judge and posting a $150 bond.
The incident isn’t expected to help Boyett’s situation with the Colts after the sixth-round pick did not practice with the team all summer while spending time on the reserve/non-football injury list. Boyett was also limited to just one game during his final season with the Ducks in 2012 due to injuries to both knees.
The Colts released a statement, indicating they were aware of the incident and Boyett’s consequent arrest.
“We've received some initial reports about an incident this morning involving John Boyett and are in the process of gathering the facts,” a Colts spokesman said later on Monday. “Until we've completed that process we won't be in a position to make any statement.”