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Colts Release Rookie Safety Boyett

Was arrested after telling police "You can't arrest me. I'm a Colts' player."


Former Colts safety John Boyett (IMPD photo)

The man who told Indianapolis police officers they couldn't arrest him because he was a Colts player isn't a Colts player any more.


The Indianapolis Colts said Tuesday morning that they waived rookie safety John Boyett after his arrest outside a downtown Indy bar. The sixth-round draft choice out of Oregon was not on the active roster, having been placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

Boyett was taken to the Marion County Jail after a run-in with police early Monday morning that began outside Tiki Bob's Bar in the 200 block of South Meridian Street. A police report says Boyett was angry because a bouncer wouldn't let him inside the bar, saying he was too drunk already. After IMPD officers arrived, Boyett scuffled and then tried to run before being caught - the report says Boyett repeatedly told them, "you can't arrest me. I'm a Colts player." The report says Boyett later threatened to come back later and break the jaw of one of the cops.

The 23-year-old was released from jail on $150 bond Monday night.



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