What is the deal with the number of cab driver assaults lately?
The Denver Broncos have cut John Boyett after the practice squad safetys arrest for headbutting a cab driver early Wednesday morning.
Boyett apparently tried to bury himself in mulch before being apprehended by police.
Boyett had been drinking at the Sports Book Bar & Grill, where a bartender and patrons said he was highly intoxicated and making threats, police say.
Police said Boyett tried to take food off another patron’s plate and was asked to leave when he became agitated, threatening to punch a bartender and refusing to pay his tab.
Two police officers responded and called Boyett a cab. About five minutes later, the driver called authorities to report he had been assaulted by Boyett on the 9700 block of East Arapahoe Road, records say.
Responding officers and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies confronted Boyett and took him into custody after “giving Boyett commands and having Tasers pointed at him until he complied.”
Boyett, 24, reportedly told arresting officers to “contact his boss ‘John Elway'” before slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting.