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Heckert’s BAC was 0.162 percent, nearly seven hours after the arrest


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.

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72 Responses to “Heckert’s BAC was 0.162 percent, nearly seven hours after the arrest”
  1. gcbean says: Jul 10, 2013 8:08 PM

    Boozin’ and losin’ in Denver.

  2. jayniner says: Jul 10, 2013 8:10 PM

    That’s a lightweight where I’m from

  3. saveusterrelldavis says: Jul 10, 2013 8:11 PM

    Would Tebow still be in Denver if he drank?

  4. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 10, 2013 8:11 PM

    Cleveland really did awful things to him, things that he has to live for the rest of his life. I would drink too.

  5. sdcameron says: Jul 10, 2013 8:11 PM

    Those Bronco execs sure can drink. Too bad their judgement is awful.

  6. 28for20 says: Jul 10, 2013 8:12 PM

    Man had a bag on!

  7. GenXJay says: Jul 10, 2013 8:12 PM

    Wow. That’s almost drunk enough to make the cheese bay cheerleaders look half-way attrac……nevermind, there are none.

    Jeffrey Dahmer was a packer fan. Need I say more, filthymcnasty1?

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 10, 2013 8:12 PM

    In other news, Gatorade reports that their new alcoholic drink Gatoreer is ready for launch due to overwhelming positive feedback during test trials with random sports team management members who shall remain nameless.

  9. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 10, 2013 8:15 PM

    College kid on spring break in Cancun: Dude, you need to slow down.

  10. nflcrimerankingscom says: Jul 10, 2013 8:16 PM

    Seriously, these Broncos are a danger to society.

  11. helloanybodyhome says: Jul 10, 2013 8:16 PM

    Rocky mountain high

  12. hutch119 says: Jul 10, 2013 8:17 PM

    Do the right thing Donkeys and show both of them their walking papers. Endangering everyone’s lives like that makes them deserving of having examples made of them

  13. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jul 10, 2013 8:20 PM

    Taste the Rockies. Those Denver boys sure know how to ride the silver bullet.

  14. jeremycrowhurst says: Jul 10, 2013 8:21 PM

    95% of the population eliminates alcohol at a rate no lower than 15 mg/100 ml of blood (ie .015) per hour, which would put him at a minimum of .267 at the time of arrest.

    Hardcore drinkers eliminate faster. Social drinkers never get to .267 — they pass out before they get to .200.

    Draw your own conclusions.

  15. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 10, 2013 8:22 PM

    Amazing!! I know a thing or two about this kinda stuff, suffice it to say, and those numbers are CRAZY high…. WOW, that’s waking up the next morning felling realllllllly bad… Ain’t nothing borderline or iffy there…. Sheesh

  16. ballinmore says: Jul 10, 2013 8:23 PM

    0.246 and 0.162 hours after aren’t exactly difficult numbers to get to if either had been drinking at an above average pace. Not to condone that either should have operated cars at all but I wouldn’t agree saying it was amazing he was conscious.

  17. jacktown88 says: Jul 10, 2013 8:35 PM

    Six months later and still can’t handle that giveaway to the Ravens.

  18. effjohntaylornorelation says: Jul 10, 2013 8:38 PM

    These jackarses make WAY too much money to be driving around sloshed beyond comprehension. I certainly earn far less than NFL execs and on the rare occasion that I’m inclined to consume “one too many” I always take a cab. Both these guys are done in Denver and quite possibly anywhere else for the couple hiring cycles.

  19. justintuckrule says: Jul 10, 2013 8:42 PM

    Its impossible for the Broncos to keep these guys. How on Earth will they be able to discipline their own players misconduct if they themselves don’t receive discipline for this terrible offense?

  20. tokyosandb1aster says: Jul 10, 2013 8:44 PM

    Guy’s not even partying if he’s in Green Bay. Lightweight.

  21. micknangold says: Jul 10, 2013 8:45 PM

    Tap the Rockies.

  22. descendency says: Jul 10, 2013 8:46 PM

    Rich and can’t call a cab? Pathetic.

  23. sd5547 says: Jul 10, 2013 8:51 PM

    How else are you suppose to get over that playoff lost?

    -Drink tell you forget

  24. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 10, 2013 8:51 PM

    Ginnin’ and winning in Denver.

  25. 49erdynasty says: Jul 10, 2013 8:53 PM

    0.162? Now THAT sounds more like the Raiders winning percentage. Please forgive me for overestimating it at 0.246.

  26. evrybdyhas1 says: Jul 10, 2013 8:53 PM

    Can’t they take a cab!

  27. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 10, 2013 8:56 PM

    Tom was retested several hours later and again the next morning with the same results. Eventually the technicians decided “that’s just who he is.”.

  28. blackdonnelly says: Jul 10, 2013 8:59 PM

    “Heckert’s BAC was 0.162 percent, nearly seven hours after the arrest”

    7 hours before means he must’ve been flat out trashed.

    I know it’s no humble feat working for John Elway, but to drive a man to drink, then drive?

  29. taylorhornung says: Jul 10, 2013 9:07 PM

    Both of these A-holes need to be fired yesterday; grown ass men, being paid huge sums of money, in an industry which sells nothing more than intangible feelings, who go out and get absolutely hammered, before illegally exposing the public to great danger. Every day these insufferable pr*cks have a job is an indictment of Elway’s and Bowlen’s judgement.

  30. kwjsb says: Jul 10, 2013 9:07 PM

    OK now I understand letting Vickers walk to get Owen Marecic

  31. jagwires says: Jul 10, 2013 9:08 PM

    Did they give that massive butt-chin of his a breathylizer too?

  32. WACANHFL says: Jul 10, 2013 9:12 PM

    Well, looks like the bottles of whiskey in the desk drawers are going to be replaced with copies of the “Big Book” from AA…

  33. lanman11 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:19 PM

    I could do a .246 standing on my head…… That’s a requirement before even passing through the turnstile….. sheesh. What’s everybody gettin’ all upset about? That Bronco front office must be one heckuva place to work. In the words of Mike Singletary – “I likes dis kinda pahrty!!!

  34. nattybroh says: Jul 10, 2013 9:20 PM

    “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.”

    He was probably extremely intoxicated, but to suggest that “it’s amazing that he was even conscious at the time of his apprehension” is a stretch. College kids live at the BAC during the weekends.

  35. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jul 10, 2013 9:26 PM

    Russell and Heckert are an embarrassment to the Broncos organization. Mr. Bowlen and Elway need to terminate these two NOW. This kind of reckless behavior cannot be tolerated. Do the Mile High thing and hand them their walking papers.

  36. jpb12 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:30 PM

    He probably blames the altitude

  37. bullethead527 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:38 PM

    I can’t stand people who drink and drive. Especially when you read a news article about some drunken fool who kills a whole family of 5, but he survives with only minor injuries…….

    Get caught drinking and driving it should be a mandatory 5 year prison sentence…

  38. ctiggs says: Jul 10, 2013 9:47 PM

    white boy wasted

  39. mm1022714 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:01 PM

    Fitting. A butthole with a butt-chin. Throw a collar on him, call him spike & send him to the kennel!

  40. snomanaz says: Jul 10, 2013 10:03 PM

    The liver can (on an average person) filter .03 from your BAL per hour (obviously can be different for each person, depending on liver function and overall metabolism) – so after 7 hrs – 7 x 0.3 = .21, + 0.162 = 0.372 BAL @ time of arrest. In the ER, we call this “professional level” of ETOH abuse

  41. WACANHFL says: Jul 10, 2013 10:11 PM

    WACANHFL says:
    Jul 10, 2013 9:12 PM
    Well, looks like the bottles of whiskey in the desk drawers are going to be replaced with copies of the “Big Book” from AA…

  42. stankytoes12 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:17 PM

    I just want to say, I come from a small town, I lived in big cities, I often work in big cities, and I blame the infrastructure, overpopulation and ridiculous police for this. Everyone says “well wtf take a cab”. Guess what!!! When you drive somewhere and have to many and want to take a cab, your car is TOWED the next day, wich is a HUGE pain. I like my small town, ill park that rig sideways in the alley with my door swung open and it’ll be just as I left it in the morning. In a big city? Your car is GONE in the morning, and its a NIGHTMARE getting it out. So…. Yea. They can afford a cab, but…. Just saying. Not justifying driving while your time traveling, but when you live in crappy overcrowded big cities its an easier bad decision to justify in your mind.

  43. stankytoes12 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:22 PM

    And yea ive had my car towed a couple times in big cities. Ok yea u find a ride to the lot, sit in line for 2 hours, find out u need your regristration wich is in the glove box and they wont get it, go get a new one from the DMV where you wait another 3 hours, go wait in line at the pound for 2 hours, whoops its not notarized, go get it notarized, come back wait in line for 2 hours, pay the $250 tow fee plus $20 per day impound fee. Yea, its a treat.

  44. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 10, 2013 10:26 PM

    I’m so glad the Jets didn’t select this loser for their GM position.

  45. sc49ers says: Jul 10, 2013 10:38 PM

    And they call them selfes pro personal…wow thats all i got to say wow…pretty dame drunk….

  46. thenaturalmevs says: Jul 10, 2013 10:39 PM

    His BAC was that high in his tenure as GM of the Browns. This guy was the most clueless, helpless, pathetic evaluator of talent in Cleveland; yet he acted like the smartest guy in the room at all times.

  47. fumblenuts says: Jul 10, 2013 10:42 PM

    If you had to look at that face every morning I would drink HEAVILY too.

  48. thegonz13 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:44 PM

    What was his BAC when he drafted players?

    Just sayin’

  49. drkknightsw says: Jul 10, 2013 10:45 PM

    the high elevation makes you even drunker, it’s amazing he was driving at over .230 BAC

  50. schmitty2 says: Jul 10, 2013 11:04 PM

    Well if it’s any consolation to Heckert he was still a legally drunk percentage away from matching Russell.

  51. agc99 says: Jul 10, 2013 11:11 PM

    Those guys were BOMBED. Lucky no one was killed.

  52. jrmalo23 says: Jul 10, 2013 11:14 PM


  53. jlstaud says: Jul 10, 2013 11:18 PM

    So, if a VP at google gets trashed and arrested for a DUI are all of you people posting on message boards that he needs to be fired? Seriously, these guys both did something beyond stupid and should receive punishment via the law, but to say they should be fired from their jobs? STUPID

  54. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 10, 2013 11:20 PM

    I wish these drunken turds would stay in MN where they belong.

  55. fafaflunky says: Jul 10, 2013 11:25 PM

    sounds like a rookie to me..suffolk co L.I ny

  56. theytukrjobs says: Jul 10, 2013 11:31 PM

    I can understand some middle class or lower class person getting drunk and driving. I don’t agree with it. But I can understand it. $30 to $40 for a cab ride is pretty expensive.

    But when you are paid a big time salary you can so easily afford a cab or a limo or a driver. One of these guys paying for a cab is probably equivalent to some middle class person paying for one drink.

    Pretty inexcusable. All you rich people out there, you pay poor people to do all of your other chores, so just pay them to drive you home too. wtf? None of you guys should be getting DUI’s.

  57. 2muchtebow says: Jul 10, 2013 11:33 PM

    The Denver Borrachos

  58. manilarizzo says: Jul 11, 2013 1:16 AM

    Look at this guy! Bet he wasn’t drinking schnapps!!

  59. burnpittsburgh says: Jul 11, 2013 2:04 AM

    Didn’t this guy have heart surgery last year? What is he doing getting that bombed. I imagine discipline handed out by his wife will be worse than anything the NFl or Broncos can put on him.

  60. mgavin78 says: Jul 11, 2013 3:40 AM

    I’m 0.162 right now… It’s awesome !!!

  61. phinfan says: Jul 11, 2013 4:48 AM

    ‘Jack Daniels kicked my ass again lastnight!’

    -eric church

  62. greenmeattruck says: Jul 11, 2013 5:13 AM

    Here’s a clue, Tom : Don’t drink’n drive when you can smoke’n fly.

  63. vincentbojackson says: Jul 11, 2013 6:41 AM

    What we learned in the last three months about the Broncos front office:

    1) Can’t operate a fax machine
    2) Like to get blasted and get behind the wheel

    The Bronco’s secondary thanks you for shifting the embarrassment away from their total inept playoff performance.

  64. buzzbeaubank says: Jul 11, 2013 6:57 AM

    That’s it, Tom. Just sit in the car and wait for the house to pull around front.

  65. hodag54501 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:07 AM

    It’s the offseason for the NBA and the NHL. Trying to think of arrests of players in those leagues….

    Are there any?

    Another day, another NFL arrest. Ho-hum?

  66. lawyermalloy says: Jul 11, 2013 7:08 AM

    “7 hours after arrest”? Most states require, for the BAC to be admissible, the test be conducted within 2 hours of arrest. In Maryland for instance, this BAC would be inadmissible in court.

  67. byroan says: Jul 11, 2013 8:12 AM

    He better be careful or he’s going to end up jackin it in San Diego.

  68. jjboogie2011 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:35 AM

    Elway is more mad about the fact that everyone will be talking about an entirely different “The Drive” from here on out…

  69. mljohns says: Jul 11, 2013 9:24 AM

    thestrategyexpert says:
    Jul 10, 2013 8:12 PM
    In other news, Gatorade reports that their new alcoholic drink Gatoreer is ready for launch due to overwhelming positive feedback during test trials with random sports team management members who shall remain nameless.


    Off subject, I know…but Gatorade actually had an alcoholic version…it was called Hop N’ Gator…lemon-lime gatorade mixed with beer. Maybe it’s time for a comeback! Now you know…and knowing is half the battle!

  70. mungman69 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:54 AM


  71. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 11, 2013 12:58 PM


    Oh that’s pretty neat I did not know that, and I think Gatoreer would have been a better name. This Gatoreer is Gatorrrreatt! It’s a play on words with beer, helps steal a little from Tony the Tiger, and kids will probably easily be able to trick adults into purchasing this “juice” for them. Sales would flow like crazy and everybody can have a chance to lose their job on account of being a foolish drunk just like the pros do it!

  72. sportsbastard says: Jul 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    I to love getting stupid drunk, however I also make certain my vehicle stays at home. A $20 cab is much less costly than a $4k DWI.

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