Melvin Gordon pleads not guilty to DUI

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An initial hearing in Broncos running back Melvin Gordon‘s DUI case was originally scheduled for December, but it was continued until Thursday and Gordon entered a plea during the proceedings.

KUSA reports Gordon pleaded not guilty and another hearing has been set for February. A jury trial would begin in April if the case is not resolved by that point.

Gordon was also charged with speeding after being pulled over going 71 mph in a 35 mph zone. He refused a breathalyzer at the scene and officers said he did not pass a field sobriety test.

A guilty plea would likely have triggered a three-game suspension to start the 2021 season. That discipline will still be in play for Gordon, who is signed for one more season although a suspension would void the guaranteed money included in that deal.