Avon, Indiana – Indianapolis Colts tight end Andrew Ogletree was arrested on Friday in Hendricks County, Indiana, and is facing felony charges of domestic violence, according to state records. The incident occurred less than an hour away from the team’s facilities, and Ogletree could face both team and NFL disciplinary actions.
Ogletree, a sixth-round draft pick out of Youngstown State in 2022, remained in jail as of Friday night. In response to the situation, the Colts released a statement acknowledging the “disturbing allegations” against the 25-year-old. The NFL has taken further steps and placed Ogletree on the Commissioner Exempt List, which prohibits him from participating in practices or games during this time.
The arrest of Ogletree took place in Avon, Indiana on Friday afternoon, stemming from an alleged incident on Tuesday. The police responded to a domestic dispute involving Ogletree and a woman. As reported by ESPN, the woman claimed to have been “body-slammed” by Ogletree during a heated argument and was later taken to the hospital.
Ogletree is now facing two level-six felony charges, each carrying a maximum penalty of two and a half years in prison.
Sidelined for his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL injury, Ogletree had a more active role in the team during the 2023 season. He appeared in 12 games and technically started nine, sharing the tight end duties with Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox. Ogletree managed to record nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
The situation surrounding Ogletree’s arrest casts a shadow over his future with the Colts and in the NFL. The team and the league will need to address the allegations and determine the appropriate course of action.