WISHTV is reporting that Colts Punter Pat McAfee was arrested this morning at approximately 5am. Police were called to the scene after a suspicious person was found swimming in the canal. Once police arrived they determined that McAfee was shirtless and drunk.
No additional information is available at this time, but we will continue to update you as new reports are released.
The Colts have released a statement on the situation:
“We are aware that Pat McAfee was arrested this morning and charged with public intoxication,” team president Bill Polian said in a news release. “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. Until we complete that process, we will have no further comment.”
Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk reports that the Colts have suspended McAfee for one game. Losing McAfee for a division game with the Texans in two weeks is less than ideal. Look for the Colts to either add a temporary punter to the roster, or for Adam Vinatieri to attempt punts and kickoffs again Houston.