Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was arrested for public intoxication after he reportedly took a swim in a canal in a nightlife district.
Police arrested McAfee about 5 a.m. Wednesday in the Broad Ripple neighborhood and took him to an arrest processing center.
Officers say the 23-year-old, second-year player from West Virginia had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 — nearly twice the level to be considered legally intoxicated.
Officers asked McAfee if he had been swimming in the canal and he said “I am not sure,” according to a police report. They asked him how he got wet and he said it had been raining, then told officers that his shirt was “in the water.”
Police asked McAfee how much he had to drink.
“A lot cause I am drunk,” McAfee said, according to the report.
Colts President Bill Polian said in a statement that the team is aware that McAfee was arrested.
“We are in the process of gathering the relevant facts,” Polian said. “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.”
Police were first called after a driver stopped at a red light reported that a man with no shirt approached her car. The woman told police she feared the man was going to try to get in the car, so she ran the red light and called 911 to report the suspicious person.