As previously mentioned, Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell’s blood-alcohol concentration was 0.246 percent at the time of his arrest. The number generated in a separate DUI incident by Broncos pro personnel director Tom Heckert was significantly lower, but that’s based on a number taken significantly later.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Heckert registered a 0.162 percent BAC nearly seven hours after his arrest. This means that, unless he was consuming alcohol while in custody, the number had been higher before the test.
Per Klis, Heckert’s blood-alcohol concentration taken near the time of his arrest was redacted from the police report.
These extremely high numbers, if accurate, would prevent any suggestion that either guy simply had “one too many.” Both were drunk, and based on Heckert’s number seven hours after the arrest it’s amazing he was even conscious at the time of his apprehension.