Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Colts Punter takes a drunken dip

While making my rounds on the Internet, this story caught my eye, and made me laugh.  We should all remember when former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt made critical comments about the team, and Peyton Manning essentially called Vanderjagt a "liquored-up idiot.  Well, the Colts have filled the void of drunken kicker.

Pat Mcafee, the Colts punter, was arrested for public drunkenness on Wednesday morning, after cops found him swimming in a nearby canal.   He was found by police without a shirt, and he allegedly reeked of alcohol.  When asked to take a Breathalyzer test, Mcafee blew a .015, almost twice the legal limit.  When police asked him how much he drank, Mcafee replied:  "A lot, because I am drunk." An obvious, yet rather quote by Mr. Mcafee.

Mcafee told cops his shirt was wet because of the rain, even though Indianapolis had cold, but clear weather when he was arrested.  He was brought to the attention of the police, after a woman saw him approaching her car, shirtless, at a red light.

While it's not smart for an NFL player to be wandering around drunk in public, this isn't that big of a deal.  He wasn't driving, looting, or pulling a Roethlisberger.  He just chose to take a cold, refreshing dip, in crap filled water.  I'm sure the Colts organization will fine him, but it's really a no harm, no foul situation.

Mcafee was averaging a solid 44.7 yards per punt this season, his second in the NFL.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe VJ and this Punter can play for the Jim Beam All Star's next season.