Days before the Indianapolis Colts' home opener against Oakland, John Boyett made roster decisions much easier in Indianapolis. Monday morning, Boyett was charged with public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. His actions were not Colts-accepted behavior and, therefore, he was waived from the team. A day after his arrest, Boyett released an apology via Twitter.
Boyett's apology was directed toward all parties involved: the Colts, Jim Irsay and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. His tweet shows apparent remorse and embarrassment.
"The Colts gave me an opportunity and I blew it. My behavior didn't and doesn't represent who I am. I am deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself."
The Indianapolis Colts pride themselves with being a classy organization. Very rarely do Colts players have public behavioral issues. When they do, they are almost always dismissed by Indianapolis. It was no surprise to most when Boyett was waived by the Colts on Tuesday.
Seemingly remorseful, Boyett has stated his intentions of learning from his mistakes.
"All I can do now is learn from it and never repeat it. I look forward to showing my true character in the future."
The 23-year-old safety was a rookie drafted out of Oregon in the 2013 NFL Draft. At the beginning of his career, Boyett has years ahead of him. Will he indeed learn from the altercation or will this be the first in a long line of questionable incidents? Only time will tell.