Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was arrested on a public intoxication charge early Wednesday morning after he had apparently swam in the canal near Broad Ripple and College avenues and approached a female driver at a red light, police said.The Colts sent Gill off to rehab after his arrest for public intoxication because it was not the first time he had abused alcohol. WRTV has an online survey asking viewers what discipline should be taken against McAfee. So far, suspension is winning out over no discipline or being kicked off the team.
Indianapolis police said McAfee, 23, was shirtless and appeared to be drunk at the time of the arrest, which happened at about 5 a.m.
According to a police report, a woman called 911 after McAfee, who she described as 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 McAfee wasn't wearing a shirt, but had jeans on.
"It looked like he was trying to get in my car, so I just kind of ran through the light," she said.
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.
Colts president Bill Polian issued a statement Wednesday morning.
“We are in the process of gathering the relevant facts. When that task is complete, we will deal immediately with the issue of club discipline," Polian said. "Until we complete that process, we will have no further comment.”
McAfee is in his second year with the Colts after a collegiate career at West Virginia, where he was a placekicker, punter and soccer player.
UPDATE: The Star has a list of 12 Colts players who have been arrested over the past 5 years. I missed the DUI case of defensive tackle Fili Moala earlier this month.
UPDATE II: The verdict is in. McAfee gets a one-game suspension.