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.