Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing after allegedly standing outside a residence and then entering it, before being chased out by a homeowner.
At 1:17 a.m., officers with the Englewood Police Department responded to the 3200 block of S. Lincoln Street after receiving a report of a man standing outside a residence.
While officers were responding to the scene, they learned the man had entered the home. He was chased back outside by a homeowner.
Officers searched the area and a short time later, located a man matching the description provided by the homeowner. He was in a black SUV near the Gothic Theatre.
Police identified the suspect as Chad Kelly, 24. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing. He was brought to the Arapahoe County Jail.
The Broncos released the following statement Tuesday: "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 drafted Kelly with the final pick of the NFL draft in 2017. After spending last season rehabbing injuries and losing weight, Kelly earned the backup job, beating out former first round pick Paxton Lynch. Part of the reason Kelly’s draft stock suffered was because of several off-field incidents in college involving issues with coaches and trouble with the law. Kelly could face league discipline for the latest incident. The league, per protocol, reviews these incidents to determine if there is a violation of the personal conduct policy.
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