Melvin Gordon cited for DUI Tuesday night

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Broncos running back Melvin Gordon has been cited for driving under the influence by the Denver Police Department.

Gordon was cited late Tuesday night per court and police documents obtained by Mike Klis of KUSA. He was also charged with going between 25 and 39 miles per hour above the speed limit.

Neither the team nor Gordon has commented on the incident yet. Gordon is subject to league discipline in addition to anything that happens via the legal system.

Gordon is set to be arraigned on Friday, November 13. The Broncos play in Las Vegas two days later.

The running back is in his first season with the Broncos and has run 65 times for 281 yards and three touchdowns through four games.

32 responses to “Melvin Gordon cited for DUI Tuesday night

  1. I remember hearing rumblings of his drinking in Madison, just figured he would mature at some point. Thankfully, no one was injured.

  2. No player should put themselves in this position, but especially not RBs. They’re a dime a dozen and easily replaceable.

  3. Melvin, Melvin, Melvin.
    Perhaps your best strategy now is to hold out until all charges are dropped?
    Driving after drinking is utter and selfish stupidity. Doing it at speeds well over the limit? Brilliant. Why not put a flashing sign on your car that says “PLEASE ARREST ME!” Better yet, just call the police and tell them where to come get you?
    When will some of these pro athletes ever learn?

  4. If you are DUMB enough to be drink and drive – don’t be DUMB enough to go 25+ over the speed limit. What is this dude thinking?

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 14, 2020 at 11:48 am
    LeVeon Bell’s agent on line 1

    Yeah, because going from one crappy team to another crappy team is exactly the change Bell needs to turn his season around. SMH. The things some people post on here.

  6. I’ll never understand why someone who makes as much money as a lot of these pro athletes do (especially compared to the regular Joe), doesn’t just pay someone a couple hundred bucks to be on stand by for them when they go out drinking for a night. Not just an Uber type thing but get one of your buddies to drive you around and stay sober for the night so they are right there at all times ready to go.

  7. Denver puts a premium on character. Not good for Gordon’s future there.

    yeah…right ! won’t be surprised if they still play him

  8. 4 game suspension next year. Maybe the chargers knew of his problem and decided it’s better to save money.

  9. Wouldnt it be nice IF the authoroties actaully threw the book at this dope? but alas it wont happen he will get 0 jail time and prolly no fines. SMH

  10. DUI and 25+ mph over the speed limit? A normal person would still be in jail. My bet is Gordon was out in a few hours because, after all, he’s a big football star. I wonder if the Broncos regret signing him yet. I don’t think the Chargers regret letting him walk.

  11. In Colorado’s law a DUI is alcohol, drugs, or both. I wouldn’t assume alcohol.

    Marijuana is legal, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to get nailed with a DUI if they catch you.

    I didn’t like the Gordon signing. The problem remains the O-line. If there’s money to spend, that’s what should have been addressed.

    -Broncos Fan

  12. On that same note, I wonder why team owners don’t have a 24/7 no questions asked service for their players and coaches. I heard a rumor that my local team used to have that but just a rumor. Seems like a relatively small expense in todays world that takes DUI’s and other stuff so seriously.

    There are so many options available to the rich and famous (or even just regular pro athletes). I just don’t understand why they risk it with so much to lose.

    Having a problem like alcoholism (not saying at all that’s what is going on with Gordon) is another story but even that isn’t an excuse.

  13. mikethevike11 says:
    October 14, 2020 at 12:05 pm
    I’ll never understand why someone who makes as much money as a lot of these pro athletes do (especially compared to the regular Joe), doesn’t just pay someone a couple hundred bucks to be on stand by for them when they go out drinking for a night. Not just an Uber type thing but get one of your buddies to drive you around and stay sober for the night so they are right there at all times ready to go.
    I agree with you. THE TRUTH! as it was explained to me, by a sports writer on some sports page a few years ago is that the NFL & teams have a driver program available to the players but they refuse to use it. The reason is that the player does not trust the driver to keep his mouth shut about how drunk the player was, where and what time he was picked up, who he was with etc. That info could get to the NFL and teams, thus they are monitoring the player for alcohol issues & abuse. Then there is TMZ…That is just plain arrogant to be doing 25-39 over the limit while half in the bag…His arrogance will probably cost him 2 games, a cool mil…IF he is guilty

  14. Melvin. Dude. You got the dough; just hire a limo to drive you around on a club crawl. It would be fun, too.

  15. People can have alleged to do something and get suspended and then their are players who are arrested and later convicted and nothing happens. The NFL rules for suspensions I find extremely arbitrary at best.

  16. 25 MPH over the speed limit too? Definitely an alcohol related DUI. Nobody drives that fast high on marijuana.

  17. gmanfan says:
    October 14, 2020 at 12:44 pm

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    That’s the only reason I could come up with. Seems to me like there would be an organization out there that is the most professional and would keep their mouths shut. If I were an owner, as long as the player(s) in question don’t do anything really wrong or illegal and their performance didn’t suffer, I don’t think I would care. That’s just me though.

  18. On top of his DUI people are going to wonder why and where he was out drinking during a season with players catching Covid seemingly every week. Did he put himself in a position to catch it after just complaining about his game being postponed because of it?

  19. Don’t drink and drive, don’t drink and drive, how is Melvin Gordon supposed to get anywhere?

  20. Drinking and driving is stupid. Drinking and speeding is even more so. Alas, most of us have done it. None of us intended to. But alcohol affects judgement. Glad no one got hurt.

  21. they have a 24/7 no questions asked service for the broncos already. which makes this even more dumb.

    this club is imploding fast. Back to the early 60/70s quick.

  22. Did he also violate team and league COVID rules and protocols? He was most likely at some social event with more than 10 people. Does this factor into his discipline?

  23. Almost everyone that I know that occasionally drinks….has had a few drinks at some point and driven home.

    Yes, it’s stupid, but alcohol consumption and good decision making rarely go together.

    The difference between most people and Gordon is that he got caught.

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