The Denver Broncos are tackling PR issues off the field today.
Broncos backup Quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested early Tuesday morning for first-degree criminal trespass charges.
Broncos General Manager John Elway said in a radio interview with Orange and Blue 760 Tuesday that he was taking these charges very seriously.
According to the police report, Kelly illegally entered an Englewood home around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.
He reportedly sat down on a couch next to a woman holding a child and, according to the woman, was mumbling incoherently.
The report says a man came in the room and hit Kelly with a vacuum cleaner attachment and chased him outside.
officers found Kelly later near the Gothic Theater.
The homeowner met police and identified him as the trespasser.
Kelly was arrested, without incident, on first-degree criminal trespass. He is due in court Wednesday morning at the Adams County Justice Center Wednesday morning.
During that same interview with Orange and Blue 760, Elway said he was very disappointed in Kelly, and was in the process of getting all of the facts, talking to him, and figuring out what direction to go in.
The Denver Broncos organization released a similar statement Tuesday, saying:
“We are disappointed that Chad Kelly was arrested early this morning. Our organization has been in contact with Chad, and we are in the process of gathering more information.”
This arrest comes on the heels of Von Miller’s annual Halloween party at the Gothic Theater, in Englewood.
TMZ released a story, claiming the Halloween party was a “cocaine-themed” party–prompting some players to react on social media and in interviews Tuesday.
Chris Harris posted on Twitter Tuesday morning saying “stop with the fake news” and says TMZ is blowing this event out of proportion.
“I don’t know where they got a cocaine themed party. It’s a cowboy-themed party, but people can wear whatever they want,” Harris told reporters on Tuesday.
“I was Jon Snow. My wife was Mother of Dragons. It’s just fun team building. You have to be able to have that as a team. You have to be able to hang out outside of the building–outside of Dove Valley.”
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It is true some of the players dressed up as both real and fictional people, who are notorious for their cocaine habits–and the players posted videos and pictures of their costumes online.
Brandon Marshall defended his Bobby Brown costume on Instagram–as well as in a phone interview to 9News’s Mike Klis today–saying he didn’t mean any harm by it, and that the bag he’s holding in the picture was just flour.
Emmanuel Sanders said in a phone interview on Tuesday he was just trying to be funny, dressing up as a character from the Dave Chappelle show.
No official statement was released by the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, addressing the party.
Broncos will be available to the media on Wednesday, at their practice facility.
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