Indianapolis Colts tight end Andrew Ogletree was arrested Friday on allegations of domestic violence. He was charged with “domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury” and “domestic battery committed in physical presence of a child less than 16, knowing child present and might be able to see/hear,” according to state records. Both charges are felonies.
Ogletree, who was at practice Friday, was booked into Hendricks County Jail in Danville, Ind., at 3:42 p.m. ET and was held without bond.
According to a probable cause affidavit provided to The Athletic, the Avon (Indiana) Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance Tuesday evening involving Ogletree and a woman at a residence. The first officer on the scene discovered the woman upstairs in a bedroom crying in pain. The woman told police that after breaking Ogletree’s phone and attempting to hit him during an argument, he “lifted her to about his shoulder height and body slammed her onto the ground.”
She claimed Ogletree then told her, “They will never believe you,” after she said she needed an ambulance. The woman was later placed in a cervical collar by on-scene medics and transported to a hospital for further evaluation of her injuries. Ogletree’s young son was in the home when the incident occurred, according to the affidavit.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ogletree on Thursday, and he turned himself in after practice Friday. According to the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, teams and players are required to immediately report any potential violations, including law enforcement incidents, even before an arrest. Failure to report “will be grounds for disciplinary action,” per the policy.
Ogletree’s current status with the Colts is unclear, but there is a chance he could be placed on the Commissioner Exempt List since his charges are felonies and crimes of violence. Both conditions are outlined in the Personal Conduct Policy. If Ogletree goes on the Commissioner Exempt List, he would be prohibited from practicing and playing in games, but would still get paid while police and the NFL conduct their investigations.
“We are aware of the disturbing allegations involving Drew Ogletree,” the Colts said in a statement Friday. “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.”
Ogletree’s agent Brian Hamilton told The Athletic he did not have a comment on Ogletree’s arrest “at this time.”
The Colts drafted Ogletree in the sixth round last year. He tore his ACL during training camp in 2022 and missed his entire rookie season. Ogletree, 25, made his NFL debut this season and has appeared in 12 games. He has recorded nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
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