INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Drew Ogletree, the tight end for the Indianapolis Colts, was taken into custody in Indiana on Friday, facing two felony charges. The second-year professional football player is accused of domestic battery in front of a minor under the age of 16 and causing moderate bodily harm through domestic violence, as per the Avon police department.
The arrest follows an incident on December 26, when law enforcement was summoned to the scene of an altercation between two adults. Reports indicate that Ogletree was apprehended at the location, while an injured party was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Legal authorities issued a warrant for Ogletree’s arrest on Thursday, prompting the player to surrender to the police the following day.
The Indianapolis Colts have acknowledged the severity of the allegations against Ogletree. In a public statement, the team confirmed their awareness of the situation and their ongoing cooperation with the NFL as they gather more information.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the 25-year-old player is alleged to have forcefully thrown the victim to the ground. Ogletree reportedly admitted to the police that he had pushed the victim down after an attempted slap. The victim’s account to the police corroborated this sequence of events.
Ogletree, who was drafted in the sixth round in 2022, is currently in his second season with the Colts. He has participated in 12 games this season, boasting nine catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns.