Ogletree turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
Indianapolis Colts player Drew Ogletree was arrested on Dec. 29 while in Indiana. The tight end is now facing two felony charges.
Ogletree, who’s been playing for the Colts for two years, has been charged in relation to a domestic battery incident that allegedly took place in front of a minor. Avon Indiana police revealed that the domestic incident resulted in some bodily injury.
Fox 59 reported that the incident in question occurred on Dec. 26 and came to light when Indiana police responded to reports of a physical altercation between two people — one of which allegedly was Ogletree, the other was a woman. Drew was detained on scene and the victim of the fight was taken to the hospital for their injuries. Due to the severity of the assault, an arrest warrant was issued the next day and Ogletree turned himself in soon after to the authorities.
The 25-year-old allegedly slammed the victim onto the ground because it as reported the woman tried to hit him. Ogletree claimed that he only body-slammed her in self defense, according to police. Additionally, the victim admitted that they tried to slap Ogletree during the altercation after she looked through his phone and found that he was cheating on her. The affidavit explained that officers discovered the woman on the ground, in pain and immobile.
The player’s team released a statement shortly following news of the arrest going public. The Colts said, “We are aware of the disturbing allegations involving Drew Ogletree. The team takes these matters seriously. We have notified the NFL and are in the process of gathering more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
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Source: Black Enterprise