Updated: Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010, 8:27 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010, 6:11 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indianapolis Colts have suspended punter Pat McAfee for one game, following his public intoxication arrest early Wednesday morning.
Colts President Bill Polian released a statement after 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
"After verifying the relevant facts, we today have suspended Pat McAfee for one game for conduct detrimental to the club," Polian said in a statement. "The suspension will take effect on Monday, October 25 and will run through the Houston game on Monday, November 1. We will have no further comment at this time."
The suspension is without pay.
McAfee was released from the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center just before noon Wednesday.
24-Hour News 8 camera’s were there when McAfee came running out of the APC and jumped into his attorney Jim Voyles SUV. Click on the video player to view the scene.
At around 4:45 a.m. a woman called 911 to report a suspicious person with no shirt on at the corner of Broad Ripple Avenue and North College Avenue.
The caller said to the dispatcher, "There's this guy walking around without his shirt on and he's standing right next to my car. Like he walked across the street and tried to stand by my car so I drove off, but I think he's out of it.”
When officers arrived at the scene they confronted the man who was later identified as Pat McAfee.
According to the police report, the officer immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from McAfee, his eyes were watery red and blood shot, his speech was slurred and he was soaking wet.
The officer asked him if he had been swimming in the canal near Broad Ripple. McAfee responded, “I am not sure.” When asked why he was soaking wet. McAfee said “It was raining.” However, no rain has fallen in the Indianapolis area since Monday.
The officer then asked McAfee where his shirt was and he stated, “It is in the water.”
The police report states McAfee was asked how much he had to drink. He responded, “A lot cause I am drunk.”
McAfee submitted to a portable breathalyzer test and blew a .15.
At that time he was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the APC. McAfee had $171 on him when he was taken into custody.
Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian released a statement Wednesday morning:
"We are aware that Pat McAfee was arrested this morning and charged with public intoxication. 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."
McAfee will appear in court Friday morning.
McAfee is an analyst for WISH-TV Sportslocker and co-host of Huddle Up Indy.
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