Broncos' Melvin Gordon cited for DUI ahead of Week 6 game vs. Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon has made a strong on-field impact for the team through the first four games of the 2020 season, but he's now found himself in some trouble off the field.
According to court and police documents obtained by Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, Gordon was cited by the Denver Police Department on Tuesday night for driving under the influence.
Klis reports that Gordon also was "ticketed for speeding between 25 mph and 39 mph over the limit at 5th Avenue and Speer Boulevard. He is expected to be arraigned in Denver County Court on Friday, Nov. 13."
The Broncos are scheduled to play the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. This game originally was scheduled for last Sunday, but it has been rescheduled twice due to Patriots players testing positive for COVID-19.
Gordon could face discipline from the NFL, in addition to any legal consequences.
Based on league precedent, including with Kareem Jackson, #Broncos Gordon is facing a suspension between 2-3 games. Jackson was suspended for two games last season, the final two, after an incident in September of 2019. So Gordon looking at potential suspension. #Denver7 https://t.co/0aXEv1fEXa— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 14, 2020
The Broncos released the following statement on this matter Wednesday morning:
“We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon. Our organization has been in communication with him and is in the process of gathering more details.”
Gordon leads the Broncos with 281 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns through four games. He's in his first season with Denver after signing a two-year contract in March.