Nov 22, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) after his touchdown in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: DUI charge against Broncos RB Melvin Gordon dropped

Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive guard Andrus Peat (75) lines up against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

A DUI charge against Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon has been dismissed, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Denver County Court Judge Olympia Fay made the decision “due to evidentiary concerns,” according to ESPN.

Gordon, 27, pleaded guilty to reckless driving for excessive speeding and will pay a $250 fine and $229 court fee, Denver’s KUSA-TV reported.

By avoiding the more serious charge of driving under the influence, he will likely avoid a three-game suspension from the NFL. He could still be subject to lesser discipline from the league.

Gordon was arrested in downtown Denver on Oct. 13 after allegedly driving 71 mph in a 35 mph zone. The Broncos held him out of their Oct. 18 game at New England, the only contest he missed in his first season with the team.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal with Denver in March 2020. He is due to earn a base salary of $4.5 million in 2021 with a salary cap hit near $9 million.

He led the Broncos with 986 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns in 2020, adding 32 catches for 158 yards and one score in 15 games.

A first-round pick (15th overall) out of Wisconsin in 2015, Gordon has rushed for 5,226 yards and 45 touchdowns and has 256 receptions for 2,031 yards and 12 scores in 82 games with the Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

–Field Level Media

Sep 27, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Broncos RB Gordon (strep throat) sidelined

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon won’t make the trip to New England to face the Patriots on Sunday after being diagnosed with strep throat, according to Denver’s 9 News.

Gordon had returned to practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

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.

He 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 for the arrest. Gordon also could 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.

–Field Level Media

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

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.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) runs the ball on a catch in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Gordon charged with DUI, speeding

Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver.

He allegedly was driving between 25 and 39 miles per hour over the speed limit.

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

“We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Our organization has been in communication with him and is in the process of gathering more details.”

The team had an unexpected bye after its initially scheduled game against New England was postponed until this Sunday following a positive COVID-19 test by a Patriots player.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for league discipline following Tuesday’s incident.

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.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Broncos RB Lindsay (toe) out 2-4 weeks

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was diagnosed with a toe sprain and will be sidelined two to four weeks, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.

Lindsay, who was ruled out for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh, sustained the injury in the Broncos’ 16-14 setback to Tennessee on Monday.

The third-year running back had seven carries for 24 yards and one reception for 11 yards against the Titans. Lindsay, however, didn’t log a single second-half snap.

Melvin Gordon should see an increased workload in place of Lindsay, while Royce Freeman likely will have additional snaps as well.

Lindsay, 26, eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau in each of his first two seasons and secured a Pro Bowl selection in 2018. He has recorded 423 carries for 2,072 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns while reeling in 71 receptions for 448 yards and a score in 32 career games with the Broncos.

Joining Lindsay as inactive on Sunday for the Broncos were linebackers Mark Barron and Anthony Chickillo, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland, guard Netane Muti and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam.

The Steelers’ inactives were guard David DeCastro, quarterback Josh Dobbs, linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III, defensive tackle Carlos Davis and tight end Zach Gentry.

–Field Level Media

Dec 29, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is tackled by Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis (51) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ Davis carted off; Miller, Gordon tweak injuries

Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis was carted off the practice field with an apparent left calf injury on Thursday.

Davis’ injury was not the only one for the Broncos, who saw star linebacker Von Miller (elbow) and running back Melvin Gordon (ribs) incur ailments as well.

Davis, who was unable to put weight on his left leg on Thursday, missed all of the 2019 preseason with a calf injury.

The 28-year-old recorded a team-leading 134 tackles in 14 games last season for Denver. He has collected 470 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception in 85 career games (63 starts) with the New Orleans Saints and Broncos.

“Todd hurt his leg there; I wasn’t sure (what happened),” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said after practice. “It kind of happened toward the end of practice on the other side of the field from where I was at. I’m not sure yet; I don’t have anything to report there.”

Fangio also provided an update on both Miller and Gordon.

“Von tweaked his elbow, so we pulled him out,” Fangio said. “And Melvin tweaked his ribs, so we pulled him out, too. Don’t know the severity of either one.”

Miller, 31, is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl MVP. He recorded 46 tackles and eight sacks in 15 games last season.

Gordon, 27, rushed for a career-low 612 yards in 12 games (11 starts) last season and averaged just 3.8 yards per carry for the Los Angeles Chargers. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Gordon’s season got a delayed start after a contract holdout that ran into late September.

Fangio also said second-round rookie wide receiver KJ Hamler is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury.

“KJ’s got a hamstring that he’s been trying to work through,” Fangio said. “He hasn’t been able to do that, and he’ll be on the shelf for a couple weeks.”

Hamler was selected by Denver in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Penn State, one round after the team picked Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy.

Hamler led the Nittany Lions last season with 56 catches for 904 yards (16.1-yard average) and eight touchdowns. As a freshman, he had 42 receptions for 754 yards with five touchdowns.

A prolific return man as well, he ranks No. 10 on the school’s career kickoff return list with a 25.2-yard average. He broke the Penn State freshman record for all-purpose yards with 1,417, topping Saquon Barkley’s 1,237 yards.

–Field Level Media

‘Cover City’: Week 2 NFL Recap And Week 3 Preview With Andrew Melton

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

NFL Week 2 is now the books but there’s a lot to absorb from what occurred. The underdogs bit HARD with an 11-5 performance, and now Josh Gordon is a New England Patriot! On the podcast you’ll get perspective on that move on from a former Patriots linebacker.

Joining Rosenthal on Cover City to break it all down is Andrew Melton (@SnCDrew), a RotoRadar podcast host, professional gamer and motion capture athlete for EA Sports. Time codes for the episode follow below.


 
1:45 – Saints barely pull one out against the Browns and previewing their opponent for Week 3.
 
4:28 – Don’t look at the names. Why one quarterback is proving his value.
 
6:22 – Ryan Fitzpatrick hype. Is it real? Drew talks about some real life encounters with him.
 
10:57 – Bills are 17 point underdogs in Week 3. Why Drew still likes the Vikings to cover this spread.
 
14:52 – Giants embarrassment on Sunday Night. Why Eric thinks it might be time to hit the panic button.
 
17:49 – Dak Prescott could be one of the more overrated quarterbacks in the NFL.
 
21:05 – Andrew Luck is back and healthy. Drew weighs in on why he’s the total package, but why simple might be more.
 
23:55 – Eric locks in a contrarian “under” for Week 3.
 
26:06 – Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. And a Super Bowl Champion joins the show!
 
28:30 – Matt Patricia against New England: A first-hand perspective for this weeks matchup.
 
33:55 – Team total for the Patriots this week. Drew reacts to our special guest’s comments and talks about game script.
 
39:15 – Aaron Rodgers vs. Kirk Cousins. Drew calls the Vikings one of the most overrated teams in the NFL.
 
42:55 – Was the hit from Clay Matthews roughing the passer? A vantage point from a NFL perspective.
 

 
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