INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts rookie safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday morning on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement after an incident with police at an Indianapolis bar, according to a report.
The Indianapolis Star reported that Boyett injured his arm and elbow after he fell while running from police officers at about 3 a.m.
“You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player,” Boyett repeatedly told the officers, according to the report, the newspaper said, and his behavior was described as “very abusive.”
Boyett was denied entrance into a downtown bar because he was “too intoxicated,” according to the report. Boyett left the bar, but later returned where he was approached by the police.
The Star says the report states that Boyett threatened an officer by saying “I am going to come back and break your jaw.”
The newspaper also said it took four officers to subdue and handcuff Boyett.
Boyett, the team’s sixth-round pick, is currently on the reserve/non-football injury list.
“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. “Until we've completed that process we won't be in a position to make any statement.”