Drunken swim costs Colts punter Pat McAfee

October 21st, 2010 by Staff

Source: Boston Herald — Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has become an example for his teammates headed into the team’s bye week, and not in a good way.

The team suspended McAfee for one game yesterday, 12 hours after the 23-year-old was arrested for public intoxication. Police said McAfee took a pre-dawn swim in a city canal and told them “I am drunk” as he tried to explain why he was sopping wet in the Broad Ripple neighborhood, a trendy nightlife area.

Officers say the second-year player from West Virginia had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit for driving in Indiana. He was released from custody just before noon.

“Certainly not pleased,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. “Very disappointed in what happened.”

According to the police report, McAfee was asked whether he was swimming in the canal and answered “I am not sure.”

When asked why he was wet, McAfee responded, “It was raining.” And when he was asked how much he had to drink, McAfee said: “A lot cause I’m drunk.”


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