ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos operating again Melvin Gordon was cited late Tuesday for driving beneath the affect and will now face league self-discipline in addition to some questions from the staff.
Police information present Gordon was additionally ticketed for rushing — between 25 and 39 mph over the posted restrict — in downtown Denver. Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court docket date.
“We’re conscious of the scenario involving Melvin Gordon,” the Broncos stated in an announcement Wednesday morning. “Our group has been in communication with him and is within the means of gathering extra particulars.”
Broncos gamers had Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off after their sport in opposition to the New England Patriots — initially scheduled for this previous Sunday, then postponed at some point — was moved to this Sunday. Gordon was one among a number of Broncos gamers who took to social media over the weekend to specific frustration that the staff had basically misplaced its bye week when the sport in opposition to the Patriots was moved after a constructive COVID-19 check by a New England participant.
The staff returned to work Wednesday morning. Gordon didn’t observe Wednesday, and coach Vic Fangio stated later that he “did not need [Gordon] to observe till we acquired to the underside of every thing.”
“Speak to the league, get all of the info so as, earlier than we decide about what we will do and weigh the variations between what the mandated league punishment can be and something we need to do along with that,” he stated.
Fangio additionally stated there “can be some penalties” for Gordon, saying the Broncos have been open to disciplining him relying on what the league determined.
“I am disillusioned, however my very own to youngsters have disillusioned me at some factors of their life, however I by no means stopped loving them,” Fangio stated. “And he is one among us, we will love him, however there can be some penalties to this, to what occurred (Tuesday) night time.”
Fangio stated he anticipated a choice on Gordon’s standing for Sunday’s sport in opposition to New England later within the week, both Thursday or Friday.
“The whole lot is open proper now,” Fangio stated.
Gordon may face league self-discipline, together with a suspension, through the season. Broncos security Kareem Jackson was suspended for the ultimate two video games of the 2019 season after a September DUI arrest final 12 months, additionally in downtown Denver.
The operating again signed a two-year, $16 million take care of the Broncos through the offseason and had his first 100-yard speeding sport with the staff, together with a 43-yard landing run within the closing minutes, in an Oct. 1 win over the New York Jets.
Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), speeding yards (281) and speeding touchdowns (3).