Less than 24 hours after punter Pat McAfee was charged for public intoxication after being found swimming in a local canal, the Colts have suspended McAfee one game.
“After verifying the relevant facts, we today have suspended Pat McAfee for one game for conduct detrimental to the club. 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,” team president Bill Polian said in a statement.
As Florio pointed out this morning, this approach comes in direct contrast to how the Jets handled Braylon Edwards’ situation. The Colts are subject to a grievance under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The league is supposed to be responsible for alcohol-related punishment. I’m not the lawyer around here, but such a grievance would likely have to come with McAfee’s support.
McAfee was dumb enough to take a drunk swim in a canal (when it was under 40 degrees), but we suspect he’s smart enough to know the tenuous nature of a second-year punter’s job security.