For the second time in as many days, news has broken that a member of the Broncos’ front office was arrested for drunk driving.
This time it’s Tom Heckert, the Broncos’ director of pro personnel. According to the Associated Press, Heckert was arrested on June 11 and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving. That news comes a day after the news that Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was arrested for a DUI over the weekend.
It is unclear why Heckert’s arrest is just coming to light now, four weeks later, and it is also unclear whether the Broncos knew about it before it came to light today.
The Broncos hired Heckert on May 7. Heckert was fired by the Browns in December at the end of his third season as Cleveland’s general manager.
Russell and Heckert could both be fined and suspended by the NFL. If their suspensions were to coincide during training camp, that would put a serious dent in the Broncos’ front office at a busy time for NFL personnel departments.