Indianapolis Colts release John Boyett following ludicrous statement during arrest

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John Boyett is now safely eligible to be arrested.

The sixth-round draft pick, who protested to police about being arrested because of his status as a paid Indianapolis Colts employee, now has been released, the team announced this morning. The Colts had been keeping him on the reserve/non-football injury list.

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The police report stated Boyett was denied entry to a bar for being too intoxicated and then threatened to break an officer's jaw. Boyett then tried to flee and after he was caught, proclaimed, “You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player."

With Boyett's release Tuesday, both of those statements now are false.

Boyett did put out an apology on Twitter:

"I want to apologize to Mr. Irsay @JimIrsay , the Indianapolis Colts organization @Colts and the Indianapolis police. The Colts gave me an opportunity and I blew it. My behavior didn't and doesn't represent who I am. I am deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself. All I can do now is learn from it and never repeat it. I look forward to showing my true character in the future."

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