The Indianapolis Colts face a challenging situation heading into a crucial must-win game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Reports indicate that Colts tight end Drew Ogletree was arrested in Hendricks County, Indiana, on Friday on charges of domestic violence.
According to ESPN, Ogletree faces “two level six felonies.” The first charge is for domestic violence committed in the presence of a child under 16 years old, and the second is for domestic violence resulting in moderate bodily injury. Following the arrest, he was booked into Hendricks County jail, and his mugshot has been made public.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, with Ogletree’s son reportedly present during the altercation. If convicted, Ogletree could potentially face up to two-and-a-half years in prison.
In response to the situation, the Colts released a statement expressing their awareness of the “disturbing allegations.” The team emphasized the seriousness of such matters, notified the NFL, and is actively gathering more information. The statement concludes with the Colts refraining from further comment at this time.
Ogletree, who has played in 12 games this season, accumulating nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns, finds himself in a difficult situation. With just two weeks remaining, the Colts, currently holding the final wild card position with an 8-7 record, are tied with the Texans, Steelers, and Bengals. However, they possess the tiebreaker advantage over all three teams.