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Oct 21, 2010

2010 Indianapolis Colts: Issues With Alcohol

ESPN reported yesterday that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was arrested for public intoxication early Wednesday morning.  He had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 at the time of his arrest, so he had obviously drank a significant amount.  Fortunately, he was not behind the wheel of a car at the time.  The Colts do not have a game this week, which would explain why he was out very late on a "school night".  However, this is clearly not the way the Colts wanted their players to spend their bye week, so the team wasted no time in suspending Pat McAfee for one game.

Interestingly enough, McAfee is the fourth Indianapolis Colts player arrested on alcohol-related charges this year, and the second player arrested for public intoxication.  This is giving the Cincinnati Bengals teams of recent years a run for their money.  Fortunately the Colts are taking these charges seriously, but with so many alcohol issues this year, you have to wonder about the discipline on this team.  Does the team have to ban alcohol entirely during the season?  It may not be such a bad idea.

I can't help but notice that these things didn't happen to the Indianapolis Colts under Tony Dungy's watch.  Hopefully Coach Jim Caldwell can get a message across to his players before someone gets seriously hurt or killed.

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