Rookies with Attitude
by mike_parent on September 4, 2013 - 12:01pm
Rookie John Boyett, a former all American safety in college, was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement Monday. He was denied the entry in a local bar, in Indianapolis, because he was too intoxicated. The sixth rounder from university of Oregon then refused to leave the place but did a couple of minutes after the security called the police. Boyett did came back to the same bar, and then told the cops that they could not arrest him because he was a Colt’s player and also that he would break the jaw of an officer.
After spending the day in jail, Boyett had to face a judge and pay a $130 bound to be release. Not only was he released from jail but also from the Indianapolis Colts team this week. The safety was not on the starting roster but on the reserve team. His actions of the field or team facility directly had an impact on his career has a NFL player. The real question is, will he be accepted by another professional team with this kind of attitude outside the sport?
Knowing John Boyett as an incredible far safety in the NCAA, I don’t think that NFL teams should ignore his talent as a professional athlete because of the way he acted ones in a bar. A lot of players did some things that are reliable to this story and still managed to have a great career in the league. In my opinion, managers from professional football teams should take chances with those kind of rookies. For instance, the last year Heisman trophy winner, Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Aggies’ quarterback, is a beast on the football field but a pain in the ass outside of it. Even though he is a party animal, I don’t see how professional teams can ignore his talents.