Indianpolis Colts TE arrested, accused of ‘body-slamming’ woman

Indianapolis Colts tight end Drew Ogletree has found himself in legal trouble as he was recently arrested and accused of domestic violence. Ogletree, a second-year player, now faces two level six felonies, including domestic violence committed in the presence of a child under 16 years old and domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injuries. He currently remains in custody, awaiting further legal proceedings.

The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on Tuesday night, where police officers were called to address a domestic disturbance between Ogletree and a woman. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by ESPN, the woman was found in an upstairs bedroom in pain. She informed the police that Ogletree had “body-slammed” her onto the ground during an argument. Ogletree, on the other hand, claimed that the victim attempted to hit him before he pushed her to the ground.

The incident took a more serious turn as it was revealed that Ogletree’s young son was present in the home during the dispute. The argument reportedly started after the victim broke Ogletree’s phone. These details paint a troubling picture of the altercation and raise concerns about the potential impact on the child.

In Indiana, a level six felony can result in a sentence of up to 2.5 years and a fine of up to $10,000. Ogletree’s future with the Indianapolis Colts remains uncertain as the team released a statement acknowledging the allegations and stating that they are taking them seriously. They have informed the NFL and are currently gathering more information before making any further comments on the matter.

Ogletree’s football career has already faced setbacks, as he spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. However, he has appeared in 12 games this season, starting nine of them. He has recorded nine receptions on 21 targets for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Whether he will be allowed to play in the Colts’ upcoming matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders is yet to be determined.

Domestic violence cases involving professional athletes are unfortunately not uncommon. Such incidents raise important questions about the responsibility of sports organizations to address these issues and the need for appropriate consequences for those involved. It is crucial for the NFL and teams like the Indianapolis Colts to thoroughly investigate these allegations and take appropriate action in order to send a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated.

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