Oct 1, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball as New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers (91) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Broncos RB Gordon back at practice after DUI

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was back at practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

The team sent Gordon home from practice Wednesday while it investigated. Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t commit to Gordon playing this week against the New England Patriots.

Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver. He allegedly was driving 71 mph in 35 a mph zone, according to a police report obtained by 9News Denver.

Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for a three-game suspension from the NFL. Gordon could also lose his guaranteed money for 2021, 9News reported, citing language in Gordon’s contract.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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