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T.J. Ward must do four hours community service to get assault charges dropped

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It took almost three months for the misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges against Broncos safety T.J. Ward to work its way through the system, but it will only take him an afternoon to complete the sentence handed down on Monday.

The Denver Post reports Ward must perform four hours of community service by Halloween in order for the charges to be dropped according to the terms of a deal agreed to by both sides in a Denver courtroom. A spokeswoman for the city’s prosecutors said that the deal was offered to Ward because he has no prior criminal record.

Ward was arrested after an incident at a Denver strip club in May that saw him throw a glass mug in the direction of a bartender after she told him that he wasn’t allowed to bring outside liquor into the establishment. Ward’s toss was captured on video and came after the bartender poured out Ward’s drink.

Ward is subject to league discipline under the personal conduct policy, but isn’t likely to be suspended.

 

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31 Responses to “T.J. Ward must do four hours community service to get assault charges dropped”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 4, 2014 2:32 PM

    Clown move.

    I’m ready to put this offseason behind us and move on to some football.

  2. jukeboxhero101 says: Aug 4, 2014 2:37 PM

    welcome to Denver TJ. sounds like you are really going to fit right in there. next round’s on john.

  3. hawkforlife says: Aug 4, 2014 2:37 PM

    4 hours ????????????????? LOL

  4. patsfan says: Aug 4, 2014 2:41 PM

    I hope “community service” means cleaning the restrooms at the bus station.

  5. 6ball says: Aug 4, 2014 2:43 PM

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    The dude is lucky he missed. Most beer mugs are heavy objects which could do serious damage..
    .

  6. jerruhjones says: Aug 4, 2014 2:43 PM

    What will Goddell do? Let me guess, nothing!

    Free Josh!

    Go Browns!!!

  7. BIGGSHAUN says: Aug 4, 2014 2:44 PM

    It would really suck if he has to do all four consecutively! Damn near cruel and unusual.

  8. pats1944 says: Aug 4, 2014 2:45 PM

    4 hours to get the charges dropped, I had to do 100 for my reckless driving. I hate this country

  9. briscocountyjr says: Aug 4, 2014 2:51 PM

    The court defines one hit and out on percy harvin in week 3. #hammertime

  10. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 4, 2014 2:57 PM

    Four hours? Isn’t that what they give you for jay-walking?

  11. damcmp says: Aug 4, 2014 3:02 PM

    damn that is rough a whole 4 hours…..

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 4, 2014 3:05 PM

    It’s not the country that is responsible for your misery, but the people who run the country. Just don’t ever vote again or you only have yourself to blame for supporting and contributing to the process that puts those types of people and their system in charge.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 4, 2014 3:09 PM

    Wow, 4 WHOLE hours ?

  14. Marshawn Lunch says: Aug 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    Misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace is basically what you’d get if you yelled at a cop while raising your hand in the air.

    4 hours is fine for a first offender.

  15. heisthejuan says: Aug 4, 2014 3:14 PM

    Deserves more than that for the cheap shot that took out Gronk last season.

  16. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 4, 2014 3:25 PM

    As long as he didn’t smoke any pot, the league won’t do anything.

  17. cowboysallday says: Aug 4, 2014 3:25 PM

    4 hours?!??! I got 98 for speeding

  18. thebiffer says: Aug 4, 2014 3:27 PM

    Whatever. That’s just the way the system is going now . . . a slap on the wrist penalty. At least he will be able to complete his 4 hour sentence before the big NFL Super Bowl rematch this Thursday night. Whoever is winning after the first quarter gets bragging rights until Seattle and Denver play again later in the year. Go Broncos!

  19. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Aug 4, 2014 3:30 PM

    This was for being drunk and disorderly at a strip club. I had one of them in my early 20′s and only had to pay $250. I’m no expert on TJ Ward but if he’s never been in trouble before that sounds like a pretty normal sentence.

  20. doubleogator says: Aug 4, 2014 3:39 PM

    Four hours for that is a joke. My 13 year old stepson and some friends took a golf cart from the country club in our neighborhood, they got caught joy riding around the street near the course. He got 80 community hours as a juvenile. Something is clearly wrong with this picture…

  21. rukkus1 says: Aug 4, 2014 3:44 PM

    Good job america. Assault someone=community service.

    Oh what’s that? A couple joints? Put these county bracelets on!

  22. zabam1 says: Aug 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    I had to practice piano for more than 4 hours this week, and paid for the opportunity.

  23. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    so to summarize, we have another NFL player, an assault charge stemming from a violent off-field incident, video evidence, AND a female victim?……my that sounds familiar

  24. gayforbrady says: Aug 4, 2014 4:03 PM

    I wonder if he can break up his four hours into 24 increments of 10 minutes each?

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 4, 2014 4:09 PM

    That will teach him!!

  26. patsfreak420 says: Aug 4, 2014 4:51 PM

    Everyone is missong the fact that this dude makes millions and tried to sneak his own liquor into the club. Cheap bastard both in his hits and his wallet!

  27. joetoronto says: Aug 4, 2014 7:23 PM

    Everyone on that team is a drunk, right from Elway on down.

  28. Ferdinand says: Aug 4, 2014 7:58 PM

    I am getting pretty damn sick of the “athlete discount”.

  29. fearthehoody says: Aug 4, 2014 8:35 PM

    I’m getting pretty sick of our legal system!!

  30. jukeboxhero101 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:09 PM

    I hope he learned his lesson. they sure know how to hurt a guy. what’s that ? last call ?

  31. 13arod says: Aug 5, 2014 9:00 AM

    So do u have to wind up like Aaron Hernandez To put these people in jail jeez

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