INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Now perhaps David Parry can focus on retaining his position with the Indianapolis Colts.
The veteran nose tackle addressed the media for the first time since his alcohol-related arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz. in February, and was quick to express his gratitude to the organization for giving him a second chance.
“I made some pretty big mistakes and I’m blessed to be back here with that second chance,’’ Parry said Saturday as players reported for the first day of training camp.
In May, Parry was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges of disorderly conduct and attempted unlawful means of transportation. He’s still facing two counts of extreme DUI, including having a blood alcohol over .20, in a separate Arizona jurisdiction.
Parry is the only defensive player and one of two Colts – Frank Gore is the other – to start all 32 games the past two seasons. He’s been a blue-collar player, one who largely has resided under the radar since being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.
His low-key status changed in February in Scottsdale with an incident that he admitted resulted in having “my name dragged through the mud. I did a lot of that myself, but it was tough.’’
Parry used his first meeting with the local media to offer what amounted to a prepared statement.
“Portions of my case are still on-going, so I can’t speak into detail,’’ Parry said. “But what I can say is back in February I made several mistakes, mistakes I’m not proud of, mistakes I regret,…
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