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Released Bronco John Boyett to cops: ‘Contact my boss John Elway’

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(Credit: Arapahoe County)

DENVER — It seems plausible that after allegedly telling arresting officers to “contact my boss John Elway” on Tuesday, now-former Denver Broncos practice squad player John Boyett was contacted by the team’s vice president on Thursday.

The message? You’ve been released.

The team confirmed on Thursday that it had cut ties with the second-year safety after his arrest in Greenwood Village on Tuesday night. Boyett’s arresting officers indicated the 24-year-old was more than a little unruly during the process of taking him into custody.

According to court records, an intoxicated Boyett headbutted and punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site, tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch, rammed his head into a patrol car window and told his arresting officers to “contact my boss, John Elway.”

Boyett was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of misdemeanor theft in connection with the incident.

This isn’t the first time the safety has been accused of attempting to use his status as a professional football player to talk his way out of trouble. When he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2013, Boyett reportedly told an arresting officer, “You can’t arrest me; I’m a Colts player.”

Boyett was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement in connection with the incident, and cut by the Colts a day after his arrest.


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