An Indianapolis Colts linebacker has been charged with rape just days before this weekend's big playoff game against the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship. Court documents show 26-year old Josh McNary, a Colts player since 2013, has been charged with felony rape and criminal confinement charges, as well as one count of misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. The Marion Co. Prosecutor's Office filed charges in the case today, which has been assigned to Marion Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle's court.
According to Fox 59 News, the incident occurred around December 1, 2014. McNary allegedly picked up the victim at a downtown bar and took her to his apartment. The victim, a stranger to McNary who admits to being intoxicated, told police a fight broke about between her and McNary before she says he sexually assaulted her. The victim took McNary's cell phone before leaving his apartment, which police used to identify the woman's attacker. When police went to his apartment, he told them, "I know why you are here." Police say McNary turned clothing belonging to the woman over to police and told them he had not disturbed the scene.
The victim sustained minor injuries identified during an examination at the hospital, including dried blood behind her ear. She also told police she scratched McNary during the attack. The Colts released the following statement on McNary's arrest:
“We are aware that there has been a report about Josh McNary, but unfortunately that’s the limit of our knowledge. At this time we are very concerned and trying to find out what the relevant facts are, but we have insufficient information to venture any opinion. As we learn more we will make appropriate updates.”The Colts played the Washington Redskins at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 30, and the Colts won the game 49-27. It's hard to imagine the Colts management has been in the dark for the past six weeks about a criminal investigation against one of their players. McNary signed with the Colts in 2013 as an undrafted free agent.
Let's see...how much disgrace can The Colts bring to Indianapolis?
Owner: convicted of a crime...with the unanswered questions of why the felony possession charges were not filed.
Players: Continuously engaged in criminal conduct and being arrested. One player was quoted on NFL.com as telling police that "you can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player."
It's fair to say Colts team members are arrested more often than any other single employer in Indianapolis....and I'm sure The Pacers are not far behind.
In August they hired a convicted Robber. Is there any criminal more dangerous than a hold-up man?
In the last 15 years the Indianapolis Colts have had 25 players arrested, that is 12th in the league. And this does not include the Jim Irsay arrest.
Bottom line, The Colts need to pack their criminal thugs and get out of Indianapolis. What an absolute disgrace to the city...and at taxPAYER expense, too!
How much have we given them? Millions in a tax funded stadium, parking, suite sales, concessions, etc. from our stadium?
Does any other single employer in Indianapolis pay 6 figure salaries to people that have this large percentage of arrests? -Many for violence. Does any employer of like-paid employees have this high of a percentage of employees being arrested?
The Colts are a negative reflection on Indianapolis....and that reflection is more than NATIONWIDE.
I always hate to see Criminal Confinement tacked onto a rape charge. Obviously, if you're raping her, you're confining her. This should be a lesser included offense.
Fun conspiracy theory:
The Colts wanted to move to L.A. but were denied by the League. The Rams were given an assurance 20 years ago that they could return to LA if Saint Louis didn't work out. The Rams made their intentions known to the League in the past couple of years and received quiet approval to return to LA sometime in the past year, or two.
When the LA stadium opens, it will be one of the jewels of the NFL and will become one of the regular locations for the Super Bowl. An LA stadium pushes Indianapolis way down on the list, so Indy will probably never see another Super Bowl. There's a new Georgia stadium in front of it, and, well, it's Indy.
The first Super Bowl was played in LA, and LA has hosted seven Super Bowls.
As payback for not getting to move to LA, the Colts are being allowed to progress in the playoffs, maybe even getting a Super Bowl out of it. Once Irsay gets something from the League, he'll be considered square, and the Colts will be on their own for a while.
Irsay's best hope to move will probably be a San Antonio or Austin team.
I was wondering if The NFL could be held liable for creating and allowing a culture of criminal violence that is commonly accepted?
Could victims of that culture of criminal violence use RICO civil laws to sue the NFL? It appears that the NFL is unable or unwilling to instill meaningful discipline in it's employees/teams.
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