The Denver Broncos have suspended both of the team executives who have been arrested for drunk driving this offseason.
Broncos player personnel director Matt Russell has been suspended indefinitely without pay and pro personnel director Tom Heckert has been suspended for one month without pay, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. The Broncos will also provide treatment to both men if it’s determined that treatment is needed.
It’s not clear why the Broncos chose to give Russell and Heckert different punishments for the same infraction of driving drunk, and it’s impossible to assess the severity of Russell’s suspension until we know how long “indefinitely” turns out to be. So there are questions that still need to be answered.
But the question of when the Broncos would act has been answered, with two high-level executives sent home.