Boston, Massachusetts 2020-10-14 14:37:44 –
Updated October 14, 2020 | 2:50 pm
Englewood, Colorado (AP) — Broncos, running back to Melvin Gordon III, wasn’t practiced Wednesday for being drunk and speed-violated by Denver police the night before.
“We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon. Our organization is in contact with him and is collecting details,” the team said in a statement Wednesday.
Police records quoted Gordon as traveling 25-39 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit when pulled in downtown Denver on Tuesday.
Gordon may face disciplinary action from the NFL, including suspension. Bronco’s safety Karim Jackson was suspended in the last two games after a drunk driver was arrested in downtown Denver last year.
Gordon’s agent, Damarius Bilbo, declined to comment after being contacted by the Associated Press.
Gordon ends Broncos’ first 100-yard game after signing a $ 16 million free agent contract for two years last year’s offseason.
Broncos was off for the last three days after the match against New England was postponed for a week due to several cases of coronavirus in the Patriots.
Denver’s final match was on October 1, with Gordon running 107 yards and Broncos touching down the New York Jets twice 37-28. His 43-yard TD run sealed Broncos’ first win after the start of the season with three losses.
The two 1,000-yard rusher Philip Lindsay will return to practice last week to play Sunday in New England after recovering from a turf toe injury he suffered in the opening round last month.
Denver’s KUSA-TV first reported Gordon’s quote. According to the station, Gordon will be arraigned by the Denver County Court on November 13, the day before Broncos flies to Las Vegas for a match against the Raiders.
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