Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater was with a stripper when he rear-ended a vehicle in the parking lot outside a hotel in Greenwood Village, Colo., earlier this month.
Prater has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and feeling the scene of an accident following the Aug. 2 incident. According to the Denver Post, Prater backed his Chevy TrailBlazer into a parked sedan outside the Hyatt Summerfield Suites.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident said the driver, Prater, fled into the lobby of the nearby hotel. When police arrived on the scene, they reportedly found a woman in the lobby who said she was a passenger in Prater’s vehicle. Arrest reports indicate the woman said she was with Matt P. and they had just left Shotgun Willie’s – where she is employed.
Prater tried to get a room for himself and the woman but the hotel was full. While the woman awaited a cab ride, police eventually found Prater at a nearby La Quinta Inn.
Prater told police he had not been drinking but he smelled of alcohol and failed sobriety tests.
“Our organization is disappointed with the poor judgment shown by Matt Prater on Aug. 2,” the Broncos said in a statement. “This matter, which was addressed with the team last week, continues to be thoroughly reviewed internally.”
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