ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested early Tuesday morning, Broncos Insider Mike Klis has confirmed.
In a news release, Englewood police said the 24-year old illegally entered a home and was chased out by a man armed with an aluminum vacuum cleaner tube.
Just after 1 a.m., officers responded to an address in the 3200 block of South Lincoln Street about a man standing outside a residence. While officers were responding, they received information that the man had entered the residence.
Court documents indicate Kelly came into an Englewood home and sat next to a woman holding a child on the couch inside the home. The woman told police Kelly was “mumbling incoherently.”
The arrest affidavit said the woman called for a man in the home, who came into the room armed with the vacuum cleaner tube and hit Kelly.
A short time later officers located a man matching his description nearby inside a black SUV near the Gothic Theatre.
Kelly was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Arapahoe County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal trespass.
In a radio interview with Orange & Blue 760, Bronocs General Manager John Elway said the team was “very disappointed in Chad.”
“We’re obviously very, very disappointed in Chad and the situation that he put himself into,” Elway said. “We are in the process of getting all the facts and talking to Chad, and then we’ll figure out exactly which direction we’re going to go. But obviously very disappointed in Chad.”
NFL Network Reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that “all options” are on the table to discipline Kelly, including releasing the quarterback.
Kelly’s character concerns were one of the primary reasons the talented quarterback fell to Broncos with the last overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Kelly had been previously arrested in Buffalo in 2014 and was kicked off Clemson’s football team due to misconduct.
Kelly is also the nephew of Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly.