Indianapolis Colts DT David Parry calls arrest ‘terrible experience’ – AFC South – Indianapolis Colts News

Indianapolis Colts DT David Parry calls arrest ‘terrible experience’ – AFC South – Indianapolis Colts News

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry ended his second NFL season having started all 32 games in his career.

But things have changed for Parry in the six-plus months since.

Parry was arrested and charged with public intoxication and used expletives and derogatory words toward police in Scottsdale, Arizona. He watched as general manager Chris Ballard added players at his position during the offseason, and now there’s no guarantee that Parry will make the 53-man roster.

“Back in February, I made several mistakes. Mistakes I’m not proud of; mistakes I regret, but mistakes that aren’t truly representative of who I truly am,” Parry said Saturday. “I would like to apologize to anyone who I hurt, offended or let down by my words and actions that night. I’d like to thank Mr. [Jim] Irsay, Mr. [Chris] Ballard and Coach [Chuck] Pagano for giving me a second chance, but now it’s on me to earn the trust back of my teammates, the community and the organization and prove that I can be a good representative of the [Colts] both on and off the field.”

Parry agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in April and accepted two years of probation to avoid jail time for his February arrest. Parry still can’t go into details about the incident because a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge is still pending.

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