Broncos QB Chad Kelly Arrested for Criminal Trespass

Elena Summers
October 24, 2018

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested on Tuesday after being charged with first-degree criminal trespassing, the Englewood Police Department said in a press release.

In a statement, the Broncos said they are disappointed and are getting more information from Kelly. And the circumstances are just weird: according to police documents, Kelly, apparently dressed as a cowboy, stumbled into someone's house, sat down on their couch, "mumbled incoherently" and then got hit with a vacuum tube a bunch.

Kelly was taken to jail for investigation of first-degree criminal trespass and appeared in court earlier this morning but has since been released.

According to KUSA, Kelly was not tested for drugs or alcohol on the scene, "The entry on booking records suggesting he had no alcohol in his system is a default entry".

Kelly was reportedly released after a court appearance later Tuesday morning.

Retired Broncos quarterback and current general manager John Elway addressed the incident with Denver's 760 AM: 'We're obviously very, very disappointed in Chad and the situation that he's put himself into'. The home's occupant chased the man out of the residence and responding officers searched the area, police said. "We're going to look into this and look into it very seriously, because the charges are very, very serious and we understand that so we will look into this and then make decisions as we go".


Kelly, who was the last player picked in the 2016 draft, hasn't attempted a pass in the regular season.

This is not the first time Kelly has been in trouble.

Kelly became a fan favorite during the preseason with his play.

"We are reviewing the matter", the National Football League said in an email to The Associated Press.

Kelly committed to Ole Miss in December 2014 and was named a starting quarterback his first year there. After all, Kelly, nephew of Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, does have quarterback genes. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in that case.

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