Broncos release safety Boyett following arrest

DENVER (AP) The Denver Broncos have released safety John Boyett from their practice squad a day after he was charged with assault, theft and harassment.

Police said Boyett, 24, assaulted a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site and tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch early Wednesday in Greenwood Village, according to court documents.

Police said Boyett drunkenly head-butted and punched a cab driver they had hailed for him after he became belligerent at a bar.

Authorities said he also repeatedly slammed his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting after telling arresting officers to contact his boss, GM John Elway.

This is the second time Boyett has been released following a run-in with the law.

Boyett made the Indianapolis roster as a sixth-round rookie last season but the Colts released him when he was arrested on charges of disorderly public intoxication and resisting arrest.

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