The Denver Broncos are dealing with another unwanted headline with the arrest of quarterback Chad Kelly for suspicion of criminal trespassing early Tuesday morning. Kelly was taken into custody without incident and released after posting bond. Below is the 9News story on the arrest:
Author: Janet Oravetz
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 Kelly illegally entered a home and was chased out by a resident.
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.
The man had been chased out of the residence by an occupant, and a short time later, officers located a man matching his description nearby inside a black SUV near the Gothic Theatre.
Kelly, 24, was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Arapahoe County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal trespass. The sheriff's office said he's no longer in custody. A spokesman for the court said Kelly posted a $2,500 bond and is due in court Wednesday morning.
The Denver Broncos released this brief statement about his arrest: “We are disappointed that Chad Kelly was arrested early this morning. Our organization has been in contact with Chad, and we are in the process of gathering more information.”
The Broncos are expected to discipline Kelly, although team officials are still discussing the course of action they will take.
The Broncos drafted Kelly, the nephew of Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, with the last pick in round 7 of the NFL draft -- a selection that comes with the "Mr. Irrelevant" distinction. He was arrested in December 2014, in Buffalo, according to USA Today. In that incident, he faced several misdemeanor charges for trying to fight nightclub bouncers and police officers after he and a friend refused to leave a bar, the paper reported. He eventually plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. At the time, Kelly had signed to play football at Ole Miss.
Earlier that year, Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson University football team for "detrimental conduct,"USA Today reported.