Colts waive player after weekend arrest

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The Indianapolis Colts say they have waived rookie safety John Boyett from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.  Boyett was recently in the Marion County jail for resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at a downtown Indianapolis bar on Labor Day.

Marion County Jail records indicate Boyett was jailed at 2:52 a.m. Monday.  He has since posted bond.

According to an IMPD report, an officer working at Tiki Bob's, 231 S. Meridian, was told by an employee of the business that an intoxicated male, later identified as Boyett, was being refused entry by employees. The male was said to have "cussed at patrons of the bar and people on the sidewalk." The report says the male left before officers arrived.

Later, police encountered Boyett when employees say he returned to the bar.

An officer tried to arrest Boyett, but police say he pulled from the officer's grasp, "threw a stiff arm toward me, and the fled on foot northbound on Meridian Street".

The report says officers gave chase and caught Boyett in an alley. When asked to identify himself, police say Boyett kept repeating "you can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player."

He also threatened an officer, according to the report, saying he would "come back and break your jaw."

He's now charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Boyett is from Napa, California. He played college football at Oregon. He was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He is currently on the Colts reserve/non-football injury list. He did not practice or play in the preseason.