Broncos decline comment on claim Emmanuel Sanders lied about missed practice

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An ugly divorce for Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is causing an awkward moment with his employer.

Via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, the Broncos have no comment on the contention that Sanders lied about missing a November 6 practice for the birth of his child. Sanders allegedly used the excuse “so he could go out partying.”

The allegation comes from court documents obtained by TMZ arising from the divorce of Emmanuel and Gabriella Sanders. She claims widespread adultery, including the expenditure of “thousands upon thousands of dollars on girlfriend and wasting the community estate.”

It will be interesting to see whether the Broncos take any action against Sanders, if he indeed lied in order to miss practice. With $6.75 million fully-guaranteed for 2017, a team-imposed suspension could void the guarantee and set the stage for a parting of the ways, if the new coaching staff decides to move on.

27 responses to “Broncos decline comment on claim Emmanuel Sanders lied about missed practice

  1. If he did lie for an excuse to miss work then they should void all guaranteed money they can. If true, what he did cannot go unpunished.

  2. Maybe he *was* attending the birth of his kid, just not his wife’s kid. If he’s the playa she thinks he is, that wouldn’t be unheard of. Anyone remember Travis Henry?

  3. “Much ado about nothing. Dude balls out on the field and doesn’t have a history of any issues.”

    There’s not a history of any issues…. until he starts creating one….

  4. He is by far their best receiver and brings it every game and is clutch. If one of their 2 top WR has to go get rid of DT mcDropsies. While I don’t personally condone stepping out on the wife I also don’t see it as a problem. Extend him don’t cut him.

  5. Clowndell lost control of the league with Framegate. Now every time a team bends the rules, he either needs to issue a draconian penalty or be perceived as playing favorites.

    Anyone with half a brain could have seen this coming, but Clowndell is a complete moron & is incapable of thinking even one move ahead.

  6. He is an imporant player to Denver. But rules are rules. If true, bust him or the they will have to give everyone in the locker room a free pass on similar indiscretions.

    Donkey Fan

  7. The crime against his team is the lying about why he missed practice. The other stuff makes him a bad guy, but really nobody’s business but the Sanders family. They should fine him a game check for missing practice and move on knowing their WR is a turd.

  8. Why is being there for the birth of a child, and
    then celebrating the occasion frowned upon?
    He missed practice, not a game.
    No one should question Sanders as a playmaker.

    Manny has been a revelation for the Broncos, and
    is probably outplaying his present contract,
    but sure, let’s take the man’s money away.
    Especially now that he’s about to lose half of it
    to his scornful ex anyways.

    If Elway suspends him to void the guarantees, then
    I hope Sanders finds himself another team.
    He could do much better elsewhere.

  9. FinFan68 says:
    Feb 20, 2017 1:32 PM
    If he did lie for an excuse to miss work then they should void all guaranteed money they can. If true, what he did cannot go unpunished.

    While they’re at it, why don’t they just line him up against a wall and shoot him?

    Punish him? Sure, fine him. But let’s have some sense of proportionality.

  10. Yeah- he should be fined, punished, and kicked out of the league.

    I mean- I’m sure no one on this board has ever lied to get a day off of work. How many are at work right now and posting?

    Sanders is a great and consistent player. Denver is getting close to falling apart- Elway ought to let this one go.

  11. Good player. Yeah, he can come play for my Raiders. My new biz has ladies eyeliner, eye shadow and other cosmetics and we can make him look real scary!

    DC. Owner/Operator of Gay by the Bay Ladies Cosmetics, LLC.

  12. snowdood163 says:

    Much ado about nothing. Dude balls out on the field and doesn’t have a history of any issues.
    ===============================

    OJ didn’t have a history of any issues until the police were chasing him in his white Bronco.

  13. Real nice hyper WARP drive jump there.
    From a guy enjoying the birth of a child and partying –
    to OJ’s post-career, ultra slow Bronco “car chase” .

    Of course, the only thing tying these two things together
    must be that OJ once celebrated the births of his
    children too. Real good insight there, abninf.

  14. rufustfireflyjr says:
    Feb 20, 2017 3:40 PM
    FinFan68 says:
    Feb 20, 2017 1:32 PM
    If he did lie for an excuse to miss work then they should void all guaranteed money they can. If true, what he did cannot go unpunished.

    While they’re at it, why don’t they just line him up against a wall and shoot him?

    Punish him? Sure, fine him. But let’s have some sense of proportionality.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Way to exaggerate to prove your poorly thought out point.

    IF his contract includes guarantees, and, IF those guarantees void if he does certain things, and then he does one of those things then why wouldn’t they void it? He subjected himself to any consequences not them. By your logic, they should never put any consequences in place for bad behavior. His job comes with a lot of money for relatively little responsibility. If he cannot maintain the very basic contractual requirements then why does he deserve all the millions?

  15. one of the few players on that team that actually lives up to his hype. great player. hope they suspend and trade him.

    not that it matters with the qb’s that they have! good thing they dont need one! LMAO!!!

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