The seven-month jail term imposed Friday on Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell won’t affect his ability to continue to serve as Broncos director of player personnel.
“We are pleased with the commitment Matt Russell has shown to making positive changes in his life since this incident occurred nearly a year ago,” the team said in a statement issued on Friday. “In addition to his successful completion of a month-long inpatient treatment program last summer, he has taken full advantage of outpatient counseling resources and passed every substance abuse test administered as part of his reinstatement to this organization.
“We will continue to support Matt as a member of the Denver Broncos and this community.”
Russell will serve his time via a work-release program. With day-for-day credit under Colorado law, his sentence could be completed within 3.5 months.
The sentence arose from a DUI incident that culminated in Russell driving into a police SUV and injuring a police officer. He had an open container at the time.