Police Arrest Colts Running Back Outside Nightclub
Keith Accused Of Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct
Last Updated: 1886 days ago
Indianapolis Colts running back Kenton Keith faces a Wednesday court hearing after he was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of, among other things, refusing to leave the parking lot of a local nightclub.Police said Keith, 27, was arrested outside the Cloud 9 nightclub, in the 5100 block of West 38th Street, after 3 a.m. on preliminary charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.According to a police report, Keith was part of a large group of people gathered in the parking lot outside Cloud 9 after the club closed. An off-duty officer working security at the club said Keith and several others continued to lean in cars, dance in the parking lot and yell and scream despite several warnings to leave the area.The officer said in the report that, when threatened with arrest for not leaving, Keith responded repeatedly he "would not be quiet.""He kept hollering he was a Colts player, that he wasnt doing nothing wrong, that he would leave when he got ready," the officer said in the report.Police also said Keith admitted helping a 19-year-old enter the club to attend a party there Saturday night, resulting in the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge. Police said the teen appeared to be drunk.The officer also claimed Keith smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes.Keith was released from custody Sunday afternoon. An initial court hearing in the case was set for Wednesday morning.Colts President Bill Polian released a statement concerning the incident late Monday morning:"We are aware of the face that there was an incident involving the arrest of Kenton Keith at a local nightclub this weekend. We have no confirmation on details at this point. Accordingly, we will make no specific comment with respect to this incident until we have more information. Any incident involving any players with law enforcement we view very seriously, and we will act accordingly."Keith played his first season with the Colts in 2007, starting one game. Keith gained 533 yards rushing for the season, and scored a total of four touchdowns.Keith played for Saskatchewan in the Canadian Football League from 2003 to 2006. While a member of that team, Keith was accused of beating a nightclub bouncer. Charges in that case were dropped, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported.