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The Saga Of The Canal-Swimming Inebriated Punter Has A Happy, Less Drunky Ending

Colts punter Pat McAfee has avoided prosecution and instead will enter a pretrial diversion program relating to the incident of October 20th, when he was arrested and charged with public intoxication after police found him shirtless and soaking wet after he took a dip in Central Canal in Indianapolis.  McAfee has until April 8th to complete the terms of the deal, which includes paying a $298 fee and performing eight hours of community service. McAfee also must attend an NFL-sponsored alcohol education program as part of the agreement.

Obviously, no surprises here. It wasn’t like the 23-year-old second-year player was going to serve any hard time for his drunken shenanigans, although I did get a chuckle out of the way the reporter described McAfee’s appearance and what transpired at court.

Via the Indianapolis Star:

McAfee, his hair long and in the Led Zeppelin style circa 1973, wore a conservative dark suit to court and bantered briefly with the judge, Becky Pierson-Treacy, about his appearance.

Outside the courtroom, he declined to talk to reporters except to say “Absolutely!” when asked if he was glad the affair was over.

Ah yes, “in the Led Zeppelin style circa 1973.” No one else has had long hair like McAfee’s since Robert Plant sported the look during the Houses of the Holy tour of 1973.  I guess it is true: the song really does remain the same. As far as rockin’ hairstyles are concerned. Let us just hope that McAfee’s “Dancing Days” are over, if you know what I mean. Absolutely!

Colts punter Pat McAfee will avoid prosecution for public intoxication [Indianapolis Star]