The former Oregon Ducks safety is making a name for himself in the wrong way.
Indianapolis Colts rookie John Boyett is making an impact, but not on the field.
Boyett, a sixth round draft selection by the Colts, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and resisting a police officer.
The incident began at a downtown Indianapolis bar.
Reports indicate that Boyett was denied entry to the establishment after being deemed by staff as “too intoxicated.” Police responded after Boyett refused to leave the bar.
The report states that he ( Boyett ) verbally abused patrons and staff, before telling officers “You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player,” also indicating to an officer that he would return and “break (his) jaw.”
“Mr. Boyett had an odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person, his speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy, and he had a very abusive behavior toward everyone,” according to the police report.
Boyett is currently on the Colts’ non-football injury list. The Indianapolis Star reports Boyett sustained minor injuries to his arm and elbow in the confrontation with police.
It’s alleged Boyett resisted arrest before running from officers and eventually being caught.
The Colts have not issued a statement on Boyett’s arrest at this time.
Boyett, a native of Napa, California, played on the Oregon Ducks squad from 2008 to 2012. Boyett tallied 10 interceptions as the Ducks strong safety and scored 1 touchdown.
Boyett was a first team All-Pac 10 and 2nd team All-America in 2010.
Boyett saw limited action in his last year ( 2012 ) from a severe knee injury.
Prior to his injury in his senior season, Boyett had two tackles and one interception in the win against Arkansas State.