Colts' McAfee Suspended After Public Intoxication Arrest
Shirtless McAfee Scared Woman Stopped At Red Light, Police Say
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The Colts have suspended punter Pat McAfee for one game following his arrest on a public intoxication charge.McAfee had nothing to say outside the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center on Wednesday after his release before being whisked away by a waiting SUV. Uncut Video: Listen: 911 Call More: Colts' Legal Woes -- 2007-2010 Indianapolis police said McAfee, 23, had either been swimming or fell in the canal near Broad Ripple and College avenues and that he approached a female driver stopped at a red light at about 5 a.m., frightening her.According to a police report, the woman called 911 after McAfee, who she described as shirtless and appearing wet and cold, approached her car while she was stopped at a red light at College and Broad Ripple."There's this guy walking around without any shirt on, and he was standing right next to my car," the caller said. "He tried to (inaudible) inside my car, so I just went off. I think he's out of it."The woman told police that the man was clad in wet jeans. She declined an interview request with 6News.
"It looked like he was trying to get in my car, so I just kind of ran through the light," she told the 911 dispatcher.Police said McAfee told them he was not sure if he had been in the canal and that "it was raining." Skies were clear with a temperature in the low 40s at the time. There was no rain in the area.McAfee then admitted that he was intoxicated, officers said, and told police that he was waiting on a friend to pick him up, but later told them he would call a cab, according to the police report.Police said that McAfee wanted to walk home."I know I am drunk, but does that mean I cannot walk home?" police said McAfee told them before his arrest.McAfee's blood-alcohol level tested 0.15 percent, police said.After verifying the relevant facts, we today have suspended Pat McAfee for one game for conduct detrimental to the club," said Colts President Bill Polian. "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.The NFL has a range of programs warning players of the effects of alcohol, and Coach Jim Caldwell said he routinely talks to his players about the topics."Evidently what I've been doing is not enough, OK?" he told reporters. "We have to get it straightened out because we have much higher standards than that here."McAfee is being represented by attorney Jim Voyles. He is in his second year with the Colts after a collegiate career at West Virginia, where he was a placekicker, punter and soccer player.
Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee tried to avoid cameras as he walked out of the Arrestee Processing Center and was whisked away in an SUV.