By Marc Weinreich
September 03, 2013

Colts rookie John Boyett was cut from the team a day after his arrest and a week before the team kicks off its regular season. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Colts rookie John Boyett was cut from the team a day after his arrest on three charges. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Rookie safety John Boyett was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, one day after he reportedly told police officers, "You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player" following his arrest Monday for charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

According to Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts waived their sixth-round draft pick from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday morning.  Boyett had been denied entry into a bar in Indianapolis during the early morning hours of Monday because he was "too intoxicated," according to the report. He then left the scene after cursing at patrons on the sidewalk but returned only to be subdued by four police officers. He was held in the county jail before appearing in front of a judge and posted a $150 bail prior to his release.

A former Oregon Ducks standout, Boyett appeared in 35 out of 40 games during his college career, recording 278 tackles, 30 passes defensed and 10 interceptions. His release from the team comes less than a week before the Colts kick off their regular season Sunday at home in a game against the Oakland Raiders.

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