Good news Denver Broncos fans. No players were in trouble with the law this week. It has been an offseason nightmare the past few years, but there is an incident involving the Broncos front office.
24-year-old Jack Elway, the son of Broncos legend John Elway, current General Manager and Executive Vice President for the Broncos and the NFL, was arrested Friday night for a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend.
According to the court documents, the incident occurred on Colfax Avenue and North Lipan Street in Denver. The couple was driving when a verbal fight began. Elway, who was driving, allegedly got out of the vehicle and pulled the woman out of the car by her hair. The woman tried to get back in the car, but Elway shoved her to the ground, giving the victim scrapes on her knees. Police were able to find some of her hair and parts of her extensions on the ground.
Elway then fled the scene, leaving behind his vehicle and his California Driver’s License. The victim immediately reported the incident to police, and Elway was arrested at his home.
On Saturday, the Judge set a $550 bond for Elway and a restraining order on behalf of the victim. He was ironically bonded out by his father. His next court date is scheduled for June 5.
Elway played high school football at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo. and he chose to play football at Arizona State University in 2009. He left the team after one season, stating he “was tired of football”. He has since been seen on the sidelines with his father during Broncos games.
The Broncos media relations team released a statement on Saturday morning regarding the incident.
“This is a personal family matter and the Broncos will not have any additional comment on it.”