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Broncos executive arrested on suspicion of DUI

By: AP Sports Email
By: AP Sports Email

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell is apologizing for his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.

State troopers say Russell was arrested Saturday after rear-ending a Breckenridge police officer's SUV that had stopped on the shoulder of Colorado 9 to pull over Russell, who was suspected of driving drunk. Russell and the officer were taken to hospitals and released.

Town spokeswoman Brodie Boilard says Russell had been in a minor accident earlier Saturday, and the other driver called police after suspecting Russell was intoxicated.

Russell was arrested on charges of DUI, no proof of insurance, careless driving causing injury, and having an open container. He was freed on bond Sunday.

Russell apologized in a statement released Monday by the Broncos, who said the organization is "extremely disappointed."

Denver Broncos:
“Our organization is extremely disappointed and concerned with the incident involving Matt Russell. We immediately expressed our disappointment to Matt, and he is fully aware of the seriousness of this situation. This type of behavior is unacceptable and very troubling. We expect better from all employees, particularly those in leadership positions. These allegations completely contradict the values and beliefs of the Broncos regarding social responsibility.
“We are continuing to gather information and will handle this matter appropriately and in accordance with all NFL policies.”

Matt Russell:
“I deeply regret the poor judgment I demonstrated that resulted in my arrest over the weekend. I apologize to the Denver Broncos, our fans and the National Football League for this inexcusable mistake. I’m ashamed that I represented this region and the Broncos organization in the manner that I did. I take complete responsibility for my actions and will be fully accountable. Going forward, I will take steps to ensure this never happens again.”


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