NFL Player Arrested on Felony Charges

Andrew Ogletree, a tight end for the Indianapolis Colts, was apprehended on Friday in Hendricks County, Indiana. State records indicate that Ogletree is facing felony charges related to domestic violence. The incident took place less than an hour from the Colts’ training facilities, and it could lead to disciplinary measures from both the team and the National Football League (NFL).

Ogletree, who was a sixth-round draft pick from Youngstown State in 2022, was still in custody as of Friday evening. The Colts have publicly acknowledged the serious allegations against the 25-year-old player. The NFL has also taken action, placing Ogletree on the Commissioner Exempt List, which prevents him from participating in any team practices or games for the time being.

The arrest occurred in Avon, Indiana on Friday afternoon, following an alleged incident that took place on Tuesday. Police were called to a domestic dispute involving Ogletree and a woman. According to reports from ESPN, the woman alleges that Ogletree “body-slammed” her during a heated argument, and she was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ogletree is now facing two level-six felony charges, each of which carries a maximum penalty of two and a half years in prison.

Ogletree, who was sidelined for his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL injury, had a more active role in the Colts’ 2023 season. He played in 12 games and started nine, sharing the tight end responsibilities with Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox. During the season, Ogletree recorded nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

The circumstances surrounding Ogletree’s arrest have cast a cloud over his future with the Colts and in the NFL. Both the team and the league will need to address the allegations and determine the appropriate course of action.