According to the Associated Press, Indianapolis Colts’ punter Pat McAfee was arrested for public intoxication and was also suspended for one game under NFL rules.
To the officers, McAfee said he was drunk to the officers and was arrested around five o’clock in the morning in the Broad Ripple area, a place where a lot people like to hang out over there in the night time.
McAfee, now 23 years old, had a blood-alcohol level of .15, about twice over the state-limit!
“After verifying the relevant facts, we today have suspended Pat McAfee for one game for conduct detrimental to the club,” team president Bill Polian said in a statement Wednesday. “The suspension will take effect on Monday, Oct. 25 and will run through the Houston game on Monday, Nov. 1. We will have no further comment at this time.”
From the Associated Press:
According to the police report, McAfee was asked whether he was swimming in the canal and answered, “I am not sure.” When he was asked why he was wet, McAfee responded, “It was raining.” When he was asked where his shirt was, McAfee said, “In the water.” And when he was asked how much he had to drink, McAfee said, “A lot ’cause I’m drunk.’”
McAfee practiced today with the Colts and was the laughing stock of the many social networking sites, including websites and blogs. The Colts have no need to laugh. There was no laughing matter with four players on the roster already arrested for alcohol-related reasons.
“I talk about it more often than the bye weeks,” Caldwell said. “But that’s not the issue. What I’ve been doing hasn’t been enough. So the fact of the matter is we’ve got to get it straightened out.”
Teammates helped back up the second-year punter.
“Look, it’s my job as Pat’s friend and teammate to be there and support him, and I know that sounds like a company line, but it’s not,” wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez said. “It’s the truth. We have to be there to help him.”
“Look, we’re all human, we all make mistakes and we’d all like to take something back that we did when were younger,” running back Joseph Addai said. “It’s what you do afterward that makes the difference. The biggest thing is being a man, accepting your mistake and moving forward.”