Report: Colts Starting Nose Tackle David Parry Arrested in Arizona
According to ABC 15 Arizona, Indianapolis Colts starting nose tackle David Parry was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday:
"The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that Parry, 24, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, theft, robbery, criminal damage and resisting arrest. The Scottsdale Police Department says Parry was getting a ride from someone in a “transportation cart” before he allegedly hit the driver in the head and took off with the cart. The cart was found by police crashed nearby into a gate. Police say Parry was found on a sidewalk nearby and showed signs of alcohol impairment."
Having been selected by the Colts in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the 6’2″, 310 pound defensive lineman has started in all 32 games for Indianapolis over the past two seasons.
The former Stanford standout is coming off a season in which he recorded 47 tackles and 3.0 sacks for the Colts–starting at nose tackle.
Obviously, with new general manager Chris Ballard in town, this isn’t the best way to endear yourself to your new boss, who has no previous attachment to you–especially since the Colts could be looking to upgrade over Parry anyways at starting nose tackle.
Star players can potentially get away with this type of behavior, but not players that are serviceable starters at best in Parry’s case.
The soon-to-be 3rd-year defensive lineman was expected to at least be a rotational defensive lineman for the Colts next season.
It’s unclear whether this off-the-field transgression could lead to Parry’s release from the Colts, but it certainly clouds his immediate future with the team–if nothing else.