By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III was cited for DUI on Tuesday night. He admitted to the Broncos and his teammates that he was wrong for his actions.
He reportedly told the Broncos he was out with some friends when he had some wine and dinner. Instead of electing to get a ride with a friend or Uber/Lyft, he decided to attempt to drive home when he was pulled over.
Following his DUI citation, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Gordon III immediately called Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway to tell him what happened and to apologize.
“We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon,” Broncos said in a statement. “Our organization has been in communication with him and is in the process of gathering more details.”
According to 9News’ Mike Klis, Gordon III was going 71 mph in a 35 mph zone. Once pulled over, Gordon allegedly showed “indices of impairment,” the police report said.
He allegedly had slurred speech and has a moderate order of alcohol on his breath, the police report said. He also allegedly had watery eyes.
Gordon III agreed to take a Field Sobriety test. He allegedly performed them to an unsatisfactory level and was arrested.
He also had his blood drawn. Those tests results are still pending.
Gordon III’s status for this week’s game is up in the air. He has a court date scheduled for November 13th.
If Gordon III is punished by being benched for the game, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman would be the backs against the New England Patriots.
“He’s one of us, we’re gonna love him but there will be some consequences to what happened last night,” Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said.
Gordon III signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Broncos. He leads the team in rushing this season.