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John Elway: Broncos withholding judgment on Elvis Dumervil

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The Denver Broncos are taking a wait-and-see approach on star defensive end Elvis Dumervil, who was arrested over the weekend in Miami for felony aggravated assault with a firearm.

Broncos front office boss John Elway said on NBC SportsTalk that he hasn’t heard Dumervil’s side of the story and doesn’t know all the facts, and that the Broncos don’t have much to say about the matter until the facts come out.

“I have not had a chance to talk to Elvis, but I think these are always situations that they get so much traction early,” Elway said. “We’re going to wait to see what happened, hear everything that went on and then make some judgment at that time. But we’re withholding judgment until we hear everything that went on.”

Ultimately, it will be the league office — not the Broncos — that decides whether Dumervil faces a suspension or any other type of discipline for this incident, in which he is accused of displaying a gun during a road rage dispute. And the league office may view Dumervil, who was cited for assault and disturbing the peace in 2010, as a repeat offender who needs to serve a suspension to get the message that Roger Goodell wants players to stay out of trouble off the field.

Here’s the video of Elway’s interview:

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10 Responses to “John Elway: Broncos withholding judgment on Elvis Dumervil”
  1. weakafceast says: Jul 18, 2012 7:02 PM

    “Elvis has just left the building.”
    ~Roger Goddell

    Can you say suspension donkey?

  2. binkystevens says: Jul 18, 2012 7:06 PM

    Looking at that picture, I swear his gums get bigger by the day. Crazy. He could probably eat an entire carrot through a chain link fence

  3. stairwayto7 says: Jul 18, 2012 7:06 PM

    All Tebow’s fault!

  4. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jul 18, 2012 7:08 PM

    Elvis is a pretty good dude, there’s a good chance this is overblown and nothing much. if goodell suspends him.. wow.

  5. electionconfidential says: Jul 18, 2012 7:17 PM

    That’s a very serious charge. He might be going to jail for a couple of years.

  6. illiniftw says: Jul 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    The NFL, where an employee can be charged with a gun crime and the employer doesn’t even try to contact them

  7. fdugrad says: Jul 18, 2012 7:35 PM

    This could be a very quick decision by the Comish if Dumb- ervil was in fact, packing and he then DID brandish the firearm in ANY fashion whatsoever. What could Elvis possibly say to explain away the above behavior, especially with his previous faux pas? Jeez–if he did play ” show and tell ” toward another driver, this could lead to serious time spent in courts of several kinds, as well as quality time ( charged by the hour ) spent with attorneys. Given the road rage aspects of his actions, they might even test for ROIDS. Elvis really could be “All Shook Up ” by the time this all unravels!! It has truly been a STUNNING offseason for everyone beneath THE SHIELD!!

  8. trubroncfan07 says: Jul 18, 2012 7:38 PM

    I don’t understand why no player has tried to test the NFL with Double Jeopardy Act. Can only penalized be penalized by one entity.

  9. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jul 18, 2012 8:19 PM

    everyone here realizes assault with a weapon does not actually include use of a weapon on anyone right?

  10. sportssince85 says: Jul 18, 2012 8:27 PM

    It’s funny how Elway has nothing to say at all about this situation wit one of his payers brandishing a gun in public but when asked about a genuine nice n cool dude in Tebow last year, he never gave him support but at the drop of a dime always said words that went against Tebow..what a hypocrite!

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