KUSA - Police arrested a former member of the Broncos practice squad for beating up a cab driver.
John Boyett was arrested Tuesday night in Greenwood Village on suspicion of third-degree assault, theft and harassment. The Denver Broncos released Boyett Thursday.
According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to the Sports Back bar after a drunk Boyett threatened to "punch the bartender in the face." He was ordered to leave and put into a cab.
Thirty minutes later, the cab driver called police to the 9700 block of East Arapahoe Road. The driver told police that Boyett grabbed him while the car was moving and punched him in the face.
When the cab driver pulled over, Boyett took off, but he later returned and threw a shovel at the driver, according to the affidavit. The shovel did not hit the driver.