Broncos backup QB Chad Kelly arrested, charged with criminal trespassing
Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing, the Englewood (Colorado) Police Department said in a news release.
Kelly was taken into custody after police responded to a call about "a male standing outside a residence" around 1 a.m. According to court records, a man and woman told police a man came into their home uninvited after 1 a.m. Tuesday and sat down on the couch "mumbling incoherently."
The records say the man chased the intruder out, striking him in the back with a vacuum tube.
A subsequent search of the area found Kelly, who matched the description provided by the homeowner, in a black SUV near a local concert venue. He was later booked at the Arapahoe County Jail but has since been released, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Audry LaCrone confirmed.
Court officials say Kelly posted $2,500 bond and is due back in court Wednesday.
Kelly had been at linebacker Von Miller's annual Halloween party in the evening.
"We are disappointed that Chad Kelly was arrested early this morning," the Broncos said in a statement. "Our organization has been in contact with Chad, and we are in the process of gathering more information."
Added general manager John Elway in an interview with Orange & Blue 760: "The charges are very, very serious, and we understand that … we will look into this, and then make a decision as we go."
Kelly, the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, established himself as the Broncos' backup quarterback this offseason, beating out former first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch in the process. A seventh-round pick out of Ole Miss, Kelly was previously arrested in Buffalo in 2014.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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