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Chad Kelly pleads guilty to trespassing charge, will receive no jail time

Posted at 9:02 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 19:41:49-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Former Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor second-degree criminal trespass charge, avoiding jail time.

The 24-year-old accepted the plea deal Wednesday morning in Arapahoe County court. Under the terms of the agreement, Kelly will be required to complete 50 hours of community service and will serve one year of supervised probation, according to KOAA news partner 9NEWS Denver.

Kelly had previously been charged with first-degree criminal trespass, which could have carried three years in prison and a $100,000 fine. He previously pleaded not guilty to that charge earlier this month, and that charged was dropped on Wednesday.

As we’ve reported, Englewood police arrested Kelly last October when homeowners reported he entered their home, sat next to a woman holding a child on a couch and “mumbled incoherently.”

According to arrest documents, Kelly was chased out of the home by a man armed with a vacuum cleaner tube.

Earlier that night, Kelly left a Broncos team Halloween party hosted by star linebacker Von Miller.

The Broncos released Kelly shortly after his arrest.

Kelly never threw a pass with the Broncos, but he did briefly appear in the Oct. 14 games against the Los Angeles Rams. Kelly beat out former first-round draft pick and one-time Broncos starter Paxton Lynch for the backup job before this season.