Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was arrested over the holiday weekend. He crashed into a cop car and had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. He also is being investigated for another possible car accident earlier in the day. Sounds like a mess.
Here is the statement released by the Broncos:
“I deeply regret the poor judgment I demonstrated that resulted in my arrest over the weekend,” Russell said in a statement. “I apologize to the Denver Broncos, our fans and the National Football League for this inexcusable mistake. I’m ashamed that I represented this region and the Broncos organization in the manner that I did. I take complete responsibility for my actions and will be fully accountable. Going forward, I will take steps to ensure this never happens again.” – NFL.com
The Spin: Sucks for the NFL this time of year. The players seem to keep running into issues with the law during this time and now execs are running into cop cars. I am interested to see how the league or if the team disciplines him. Just a story that has become the norm for the NFL during this time of year.