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Knowshon Moreno pleads guilty to “driving while ability impaired”

Knowshon Moreno,Stephen Nicholas,William Moore AP

Before Friday, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was facing charges of drunk driving and careless driving arising from a February 1 incident in which he was driving 70 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.

On Friday, Moreno pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of “driving while ability impaired,” according to the Associated Press.  He received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and a one-year term of probation.

So now the 2009 first-round pick can focus on his career.  Which is good.  Because it’s not really going well.

Moreno was a healthy scratch last Sunday against the Falcons.  For the season, he has eight carries for 15 yards, one catch for 12 yards, a touchdown, and a lost fumble.

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18 Responses to “Knowshon Moreno pleads guilty to “driving while ability impaired””
  1. sportmentary says: Sep 29, 2012 11:29 PM

    So basically he’s been a NoShow on the field.

  2. illogic87 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:46 PM

    sad

  3. ronswansonsdinner says: Sep 30, 2012 12:25 AM

    He should plead guilty to running while ability impaired as well.

  4. nolaisadump says: Sep 30, 2012 12:28 AM

    I watched this kids play amazing football for UGA.
    Have no idea what happened to him, but what ever it was, it was not good.

  5. eugenesaxe says: Sep 30, 2012 12:36 AM

    Would a non-athlete get the same option? 20 mph over the limit is generally considered reckless/dangerous driving, sober or not.

  6. makeshersquirt says: Sep 30, 2012 1:20 AM

    Denver played against the Falcons 2 weeks ago…and fumbled…
    He was a healthy scratch last week against the Texans.

    Just FYI…

  7. sabatimus says: Sep 30, 2012 1:26 AM

    “Ability impaired” sounds like a charge that’s only reserved for plea-bargaining….like it was created to let criminals walk.

  8. khuxford says: Sep 30, 2012 1:32 AM

    Either you mean two weeks ago against the Falcons or you mean one week ago against the Texans.

  9. denverscott says: Sep 30, 2012 1:37 AM

    Can him already.

  10. badintent says: Sep 30, 2012 2:32 AM

    See ya in the CFL next year, loser. It’s -40 in the winter in Winnepeg.

  11. mataug says: Sep 30, 2012 2:51 AM

    Josh McDaniels selected five players within first 64 picks of 2009 draft – Knowshon Moreno, Robert Ayers, Alphonso Smith, Darcel McBath, Richard Quinn. Three of them(McBath, Quinn and Smith) are not with the Broncos any more & Moreno’s been considered a bust so far. 4 misses in top-64 picks & then Tebow as a first rd pick a season later – the man could have absolutely destroyed that franchise if given more time :)

  12. nokoolaidcowboy says: Sep 30, 2012 6:22 AM

    It’s now his fault. It was just a mistake. He took cold medicine. [sarcasm]

    People never learn.

  13. joetoronto says: Sep 30, 2012 6:56 AM

    It’s like the Bronco’s don’t want to admit they drafted a bust.

    Everybody does, it’s time to move away from this loser.

  14. brady100 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:47 AM

    Bust!

  15. FinFan68 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:59 AM

    He was still driving drunk. There is no excuse and no legal maneuvers by his lawyer change what he did. Many people claim it is no big deal. They are wrong. Lives are lost/ruined all because some selfish moron chose to drink and drive.

  16. gallaghedj311 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:06 AM

    “turd” – LeSean McCoy

  17. dionoil says: Sep 30, 2012 9:00 AM

    That joke just writes itself

  18. wicky888 says: Sep 30, 2012 9:41 AM

    He plays every Sunday “ability impaired”

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