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Denver Broncos safety John Boyett. Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall via Wikipedia

Denver Broncos safety John Boyett. Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall via Wikipedia

DENVER — Denver Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett was arrested Wednesday morning, and released from the team on Thursday, according to a team tweet.

Boyett faces a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge in Greenwood Village. The team tweeted that they released the second-year player from their practice squad on Thursday afternoon.

The Indianapolis Colts released Boyett last season after he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

Boyett reportedly told an arresting officer in Indianapolis “You can’t arrest me; I’m a Colts player.”

The Broncos signed him to the practice squad last November, which is where he spent the first seven weeks of this season prior to his release.

3 comments

  • Mary

    First of all, this isn’t the first time the Broncos have given a player a second chance – whether it’s a second chance after injury or a second chance after doing something stupid – sometimes it works out for the team and the player, but sometimes either the player cannot get back to pro-level play and sometimes a player just cannot or will not follow the rules. Anyone who thinks this guy is representative of the Broncos players must be a RAIDERS FAN.

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