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Colts issue boilerplate statement on Joe Lefeged’s arrest

Indianapolis Colts strong safety Joe Lefeged celebrates a missed field goal by Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop during the first half of their NFL football game in Kansas City Reuters

Most of the time, when an NFL player is arrested, his team issues a statement saying something along the lines of, “We are aware of the reports but we will have no further comment until more information is available.”

So it’s no surprise that that’s what the Colts have done after safety Joe Lefeged was arrested on weapons charges.

“We are aware of the reports regarding Joe Lefeged in Washington, D.C. At this time, we will have no further comment on the pending matter until we gain more information,” the Colts’ statement said.

This week the Patriots cut Aaron Hernandez after he was arrested and charged with murder, and the Browns cut Ausar Walcott after he was arrested and charged with attempted murder. But those were unusual cases that just happened to take place on the same day. Most of the time, NFL teams are slow and deliberate in deciding what to do about a player who finds himself in trouble.

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9 Responses to “Colts issue boilerplate statement on Joe Lefeged’s arrest”
  1. surfinbird1 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:30 PM

    The Patriots cut Hernandez approx. an hour after he was arrested. It was a few days before he was charged with murder.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 29, 2013 5:33 PM

    There is a huge difference between this case and the Aaron Hernandez case. The Boston police department is much more efficient, and were able to quickly locate the bodies.

  3. jeffm916 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:35 PM

    The same goes for Hernandez, You can take the man out of the Ghetto, but you can’t take the Ghetto out of the man!!! Fo shizzle

  4. stonefish67 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:56 PM

    If Hernandez was black, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be circling Hernandez’s mansion waiting to alight.

  5. sschmiggles says: Jun 29, 2013 6:13 PM

    > It was a few days before he was charged with murder.

    No it wasn’t. He was charged with murder the same day he was arrested.

  6. duffelbagsports says: Jun 29, 2013 6:24 PM

    Not the Boston Police it was the Massachusetts State Police and the North Attleboro police

  7. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 29, 2013 6:54 PM

    I read some updates on this. The guy supposedly runs (ran) a 4.42 yet he was caught by the police after trying to flee. Maybe the Colts should hire the police who caught him to play safety.

    CNN.com reported that he appeared before the judge with his public defender (I thought that was only for people who couldn’t afford a lawyer) who spewed forth a bunch of lies which the judge saw through and ordered him held until at least Tuesday. Looks like he gets to live a few days in the life of Aaron Hernandez.

    They also said D.C. has very strict gun laws. That has an ominous sound for Mr. Lefeged.

  8. 6.5x55 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:11 PM

    While D.C. has some of the harshest gun laws in the nation, there is a huge difference between being arrested for a “weapons charge” (that would likely be legal in a substantial portion of the US) and “murder” or “attempted murder”.

  9. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jun 30, 2013 8:53 AM

    When does the Lefeged “jersey buyback” period start?

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