Colts safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday in Indianapolis after he tried to run away from police.
According to the police report, the 23-year-old was upset he was not allowed into a downtown bar because he’d had too much to drink.
The report said when an officer attempted to arrest Boyett, he ran. After he was caught, Boyett repeatedly argued police could not arrest him because he “was a Colts player.”
Boyett faces charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
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The Oregon alum was Indy’s sixth-round draft pick in April, but has not practiced because of injuries to both knees.
The injuries kept him out of all but one game last season and he is now on the non-football injury list.
QUINN SIGNS WITH JETS
The Jets signed veteran quarterback Brady Quinn on Monday to give them an experienced backup behind rookie Geno Smith, who appears likely to start the season opener against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Quinn, a first-round draft pick of Cleveland in 2007 who spent this preseason with the Seahawks, was cut by Seattle on Saturday.
Quinn’s signing also clouds the future of Mark Sanchez, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury and could miss at least the first few weeks of the season.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that quarterback Robert Griffin III will play in Monday’s game against the Eagles. The Colts signed talented but troubled rookie receiver Da’Rick Rogers to the practice squad after the Bills cut him on Aug. 26. Rogers was suspended indefinitely from Tennessee after his sophomore season for failing multiple drug tests. … The Raiders signed tackle Tony Pashos and released tackle Alex Barron. Also, coach Dennis Allen said he will not disclose whether quarterback Terrelle Pryor or former Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn will start the season opener at Indianapolis until game time for “competitive” reasons. … Cornerback Darrelle Revis likely will make his debut for the Buccaneers against the Jets this Sunday although there’s been no official announcement. … Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert could be ready to start Sunday against Kansas City. Gabbert missed Jacksonville’s final two preseason games with a fractured thumb on his throwing hand. … Dolphins first-round draft pick Dion Jordan is expected to play as a pass rusher against Cleveland despite a lingering shoulder injury that curtailed his training camp regimen. He might also see duty on special teams. … The Bears acquired tight end Dante Rosario from the Cowboys for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft. … The Bengals signed defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a five-year contract extension. … The Bills signed 8-year veteran safety Jim Leonhard, who was drafted by Buffalo in 2005 as an undrafted rookie out of Wisconsin. … Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey’s status for Thursday’s game against the Ravens is “still up in the air.” … The 49ers traded linebacker Cam Johnson to the Colts for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. … The Chargers released kick returner Richard Goodman to make room for linebacker Reggie Walker in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. The Titans brought back quarterback Rusty Smith for their practice squad. The team also signed tight end Adam Schlitz and guard Al Netter.