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Broncos RB Melvin Gordon cited for DUI, speeding in Denver

Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was excused from practice Wednesday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and speeding according to documents filed in Denver County Court.

When officers approached Gordon, they noted his “speech was slurred, breath had a moderate odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage, balance was swaying, eyes were watery.”

Under the new collective bargaining agreement, DUI arrests call for a three-game suspension, but the NFL generally refrains from a ruling until the legal process is completed.

Fangio was asked by The Denver Post during a video conference call if Gordon will be deactivated for Sunday’s game at New England as a form of internal punishment.

Another layer to Gordon’s arrest was if he was violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols by being out and about Tuesday night and mixing with individuals who aren’t a part of the league’s daily testing.

Last September, safety Kareem Jackson was arrested for DUI and he was suspended for the final two games of 2019 by the league (forfeiting more than $350,000 in salary) after he pled guilty to one count of driving while ability impaired.

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