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

AP

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.

72 responses to “Heckert’s BAC was 0.162 percent, nearly seven hours after the arrest

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 0.162? Now THAT sounds more like the Raiders winning percentage. Please forgive me for overestimating it at 0.246.

  12. “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?

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!!!

  16. “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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

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

  20. 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

  21. 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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

    Are there any?

    Another day, another NFL arrest. Ho-hum?

  31. “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.

  32. 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!

  33. mljohns:

    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!

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