Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was sentenced to seven months in jail and two years of supervised probation today after pleading guilty to driving under the influence, careless driving and possession of an open container of alcohol.
He was ordered to undergo substance abuse testing, therapy and pay fines and victim restitution. Russell is eligible for work release, so he may be able to continue his duties with the Broncos.
"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 Broncos said in a statement. "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."
In July 2013, Russell was arrested after rear-ending a police car in Colorado. He was suspended by the team before returning to work in September after spending a month at a treatment facility.
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