Broncos backup quarterback cut from team after arrest

DENVER (KKTV) - UPDATE (10/24): The Broncos announced Wednesday they waived Chad Kelly from the team.

President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway said in a statement:

“This was a decision that we made as an organization. After reviewing all the information and in talking with Vance (Joseph) and Joe (Ellis), we agreed that releasing Chad was the right thing to do.

"Even though Chad’s no longer part of our team, we’ve offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every possible way.”


PREVIOUS (10/23): A backup quarterback for the Broncos was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly walking into a strange house, frightening the people inside.

According to the arrest affidavit obtained by our sister station KCNC, a man believed to be Bronco player Chad Kelly walked into a house on South Lincoln Street "mumbling incoherently" and sat down on the couch next to a woman and small child. The woman yelled out to a man in the house, identified as Marco Torres, who confronted the intruder, hit him with a vacuum tube and chased him out of the house.

Torres gave police surveillance video, and officers soon tracked down a man matching the description of the one in the video sitting in an SUV parked near the Gothic Theater. Torres was brought to the area and identified the suspect as the one who had trespassed into the house. The man was then taken into custody without incident and identified by police as Kelly. He faces first-degree trespass charges.

According to the affidavit, Kelly did not have any alcohol in his system.

The Broncos released the following statement after news of Kelly's arrest broke:

"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.”

“We’re obviously very, very disappointed in Chad and the situation that he put himself into,” Elway said on Orange and Blue 760 Radio according to “We are in the process of getting all the facts and talking to Chad, and then we’ll figure out exactly which direction we’re going to go. But obviously very disappointed in Chad.”

TMZ was reporting Broncos player Von Miller held an "All Hallows' Eve bash" Monday night.

“When the team has a get-together, [it] is always a good thing,” Elway said. “You like … when they get together and the camaraderie that goes along with being a team. But when you have one person that kind of puts a dent in the whole process, it’s very disappointing. We’re going to look into this, and look into it very seriously, because the charges are very, very serious and we understand that. We will look into this and then make decisions as we go.”