David Kircus, the former Broncos wide receiver who was supported by then-coach Mike Shanahan after taking a team-administered lie detector test related to an assault case, is still dealing with the repercussions of the assault.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kircus has filed for bankruptcy as his victim seeks compensation for his injuries.
The victim says Kircus attacked him at his home and cost him $102,149.71 in medical bills and lost wages, and a Colorado court found Kircus liable. But the bankruptcy filing could prevent the victim from collecting.
When Kircus was first accused of assault, Shanahan explained that he believed Kircus’s side of the story because the Broncos had given Kircus a polygraph test.
“I said, ‘Well David, I’ll give you a chance to take a lie-detector test,’ and he wanted to do that,” Shanahan said. “And he passed it with flying colors, so he will be on our football team.”
Passing the lie detector test didn’t stop Kircus from later pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault.
Kircus hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2006 with the Broncos, but he did briefly spend time on the Dolphins’ roster in 2008. In 2009 he played for the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives.