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Broncos’ Knowshon Moreno arrested for DUI

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Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was arrested last week for driving under the influence.

FOX 31 in Denver reports that Moreno was pulled over by Denver Police on February 1 for driving 70 miles an hour in a construction zone where the limit was 45 miles an hour. The officer smelled alcohol and Moreno failed a roadside sobriety test, according to the report. Moreno was driving a Bentley convertible with license plates reading “SAUCED.”

The Broncos issued a statement acknowledging the arrest and saying they were looking into it.

“We take the incident involving Knowshon Moreno very seriously and are thoroughly reviewing this matter,” the statement said. “Our organization will continue to gather information and closely monitor this issue while the legal process runs its course.”

Moreno, the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, is coming off a disappointing season in which he gained just 179 yards in seven games before being lost for the year to a torn ACL in November.

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  1. mancave001 says: Feb 6, 2012 7:40 PM

    “Moreno was driving a Bentley convertible with license plates reading “SAUCED.””

    —–You just can’t make this crap up.

  2. trbowman says: Feb 6, 2012 7:43 PM


    Another terrible McD draft pick.

  3. atlien698 says: Feb 6, 2012 7:46 PM

    Yeah, he was Sauced alright…

  4. silverandblack052099 says: Feb 6, 2012 7:51 PM

    Well, he was going to get released anyway, right? But don’t worry, Tim Tebow will pray for him.

  5. blacknole08 says: Feb 6, 2012 7:54 PM

    More like “No Show” Moreno. He’s a BUST with a capital B.

  6. steelerhypocrite says: Feb 6, 2012 8:02 PM

    Redskins will sign him…

  7. 49erstim says: Feb 6, 2012 8:10 PM

    I wasnt gonna comment, but the fact that he was busted for DUI with that license plate is priceless! Enjoy fading into obscurity nimrod. Sorry Donkey fans… You can do better though.

  8. nineroutsider says: Feb 6, 2012 8:13 PM

    He’s not very elusive on the football field either…

    The SAUCED plates are about as dumb as you can get. I was driving behind a beater the other day that was covered in pot related stickers and thought to myself what an idiot, wouldn’t you not want to advertise that to the “PoPo” as your music is blaring and your seats are all the way back?

    I guess some people love the inside of jail cells and their bail bondsman.

  9. kylehealy says: Feb 6, 2012 8:25 PM

    I really don’t get this. Never mind the Bentley convertible with the license plate SAUCED, that’s just hilarious. But you’re a professional football player and a former first round draft pick at that, why would you risk getting a DUI? Don’t you have any friends from your childhood or college days that need a job? Here’s an idea, throw them some money to drive you around, so stuff like this doesn’t happen. Think, seriously.

  10. bearsstillsuck says: Feb 6, 2012 8:28 PM

    He’s going to regret buying that Bentley when he gets released and no other teams wants him.

  11. govtminion says: Feb 6, 2012 8:34 PM

    They raise them well where he’s from, I guess. That’s just some good old-fashioned corn-fed stupid.

    He’s not coming off a bad year. He’s coming off a few- he’s always hurt, when he does play he doesn’t accomplish much… I’d just as soon be rid of him anyway- this just gives the Broncos the trigger to finally do it.

  12. ctiggs says: Feb 6, 2012 8:45 PM

    Sauced? it should have read SOFT

  13. thom4msu says: Feb 6, 2012 8:48 PM

    Another classic SFN story.

  14. 5chan says: Feb 6, 2012 8:52 PM

    The headline should read “Future Bengal Knowshon Moreno arrested for DUI.”

  15. godcanfirealdavis says: Feb 6, 2012 9:15 PM

    This clown lost his job before the season opener… The injury was just an afterthought…. Good luck getting a starting job again anywhere now. Ouch

  16. wicky888 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:20 PM

    Thats probably the first time hes ever gone faster than he was supposed to

  17. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 6, 2012 9:22 PM

    “Moreno was driving a Bentley convertible with license plates reading “SAUCED.””

    When your QB can turn water into wine, every day is taxi day.

  18. trubroncfan07 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:26 PM

    Hopefully Denver moves on. I never wish bad on another person, but hopefully this seals his exit from the Broncos.

  19. jrosenbaum says: Feb 6, 2012 9:29 PM

    Something tells me Knowshon won’t be backing up Pro Bowler Willis McGahee next year.

  20. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 6, 2012 9:39 PM

    From Bust to Busted.

    This guy needs Tebow.


  21. beauregard says: Feb 6, 2012 9:45 PM

    AlanSaysYo says:

    “When your QB can turn water into wine, every day is taxi day.”
    Ladies and Gentlemen this is my choice for the most inane and unoriginal comment I’ve ever read on PFT. And that’s saying something.

    Alan, I know you want to be clever but put some thought into it before hit submit. Come on man!

  22. lionhunter909 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:58 PM

    This guy actually drives a Bentley? Prediction: another NFL player that will be broke by the time he’s 30.

  23. ready4doomboom says: Feb 6, 2012 10:08 PM

    Haha.. Wow! The License plate is killing me. I really am dissapointed in this dude.

    Well Donkey fans at least we will not have to deal with Knosho anymore.

    Lets see Cutler for Orton, who now is gone.

    Robert Ayers who was a 1st rd pick with Moreno has like 3.5 sacks in 3 yrs, and Moreno. Wow JMD thanks! Glad to see your back with the Pats as the OC.

    JMD back with the Pats is like a teenager moving out at 16 and realizing it’s tough out there and came back to the nest.


  24. We'reFineThere says: Feb 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    Reminds me of Clarett bragging to his teammates about being “Goosed up.”

  25. roadwash says: Feb 6, 2012 10:49 PM

    He probably blew out his other knee doin roadsides…… He can’t play football, might as well get sauced.

  26. catquick says: Feb 6, 2012 11:06 PM

    I’m thinking a guy with a liscence plate like that might have a pretty severe problem. The NFL won’t look kindly on this. Also, did no one in the Bronco’s org. not see this? Even though there’s a lot of nice rides in an NFL players lot, a Bentley is always something special. Those plates stand out, and the front office had to know about it.

  27. annes22 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:14 PM

    It’s amazing how dumb some of these players can be. I just wonder where their brain is, but of course
    that’ s a stupid question. Driving a Bentley is not
    very smart either, but dumb dumb wouldn’t think to get someone to drive it for him.

  28. newagerocker says: Feb 6, 2012 11:15 PM

    Buh Bye

  29. blacknole08 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:32 PM

    Clarett >>> Moreno


  30. lilrob10201 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:42 PM

    Who would have thought that this clown got drafted over LeSean McCoy and Arian Foster.

  31. matthewcarlson1 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:55 PM

    This didn’t ruin his career.. Lack of execution and McGahee being an absolute beast did that.

  32. arnoldziffel says: Feb 7, 2012 12:18 AM

    Injured, stupid and drunk is no way to go through life, son.

  33. flyingitalian says: Feb 7, 2012 12:39 AM

    Who the hell gives these guys advice? You buy a Bentley before you earn anything beyond your rookie contract? I suppose you get more street cred pissing away a few million in 3 years than leaving within your means until you prove yourself and sign a long term contract. Hopefully it doesn’t get repo’d before he washes out. The girls will love that ride when he coaches WRs at the local High School in a couple years.

  34. rexachss says: Feb 7, 2012 12:41 AM

    Damn Knowshon… a taxi playa…..especially a brotha in Denver….Do you need the phone number?

  35. johnniemayes says: Feb 7, 2012 4:34 AM

    Broncos won’t cut him, they already paid him the bulk of his contract so he’s going to be the cheapest option for his talent level.

  36. joetoronto says: Feb 7, 2012 6:09 AM

    He’s a true Donkey.

  37. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Feb 7, 2012 6:34 AM

    man, where are/were the father figures that these boys should have? and i don’t mean just the dui. a bentley with ‘sauced’ on the licence plate? c’mon man, take a lesson from t.o. and save your pennies.

  38. cshearing says: Feb 7, 2012 8:06 AM

    Dear NFL Players,

    I always take a taxi when drinking. I do not make insane amounts of money, so you should be able to do the same. Hell, call a limo, have a car service waiting for you; you can afford it. In the long run, it is much cheaper than this alternative.

  39. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    beauregard says:
    Feb 6, 2012 9:45 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen this is my choice for the most inane and unoriginal comment I’ve ever read on PFT. And that’s saying something.

    Alan, I know you want to be clever but put some thought into it before hit submit. Come on man!

    Have we met?

  40. chilomane says: Feb 10, 2012 1:17 AM

    Good ridence!

  41. sullijo1 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:25 PM

    Don’t worry Knowshon….you can always play in Kansas City…they need players like you.

  42. shanahanagans says: Feb 14, 2012 2:01 PM

    I wonder if his blood alcohol was higher than his career yards per attempt average?
    You dont deserve to where Atwater and Derrents #!!
    What a waste of great potential.. Isiah “JR” Ryder comes to mind

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