Broncos Cut Chad Kelly After Arrest, Reported Altercation At Halloween Party

Broncos Cut Chad Kelly After Arrest, Reported Altercation At Halloween Party

Broncos Cut Chad Kelly After Arrest, Reported Altercation At Halloween Party

"After reviewing all the information and in talking with Vance and Joe, we agreed that releasing Chad was the right thing to do".

According to a news release from the Englewood Police Department, Kelly, 24, was taken into custody after law enforcement received a call about a male standing outside a residence.

Police say someone in the home chased Kelly out while striking him with a piece from a vacuum.

Kelly's arrest came on the same night that teammate Von Miller hosted a players-only Halloween party, and it was assumed Kelly came from that party.

The Denver Broncos have made a decision to part ways with Chad Kelly in the wake of his arrest this week, and the quarterback reportedly was causing problems with the team before he was even taken into custody. Responding officers then searched the area, police said. He was ultimately arrested for criminal trespassing.

Chad Kelly in the Arapahoe County Courthouse on Wednesday morning
Chad Kelly in the Arapahoe County Courthouse on Wednesday morning

Kelly, the last pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, took the field for the Broncos for the first time in a regular-season game earlier this month, losing a yard on a play against the Los Angeles Rams on October 14.

The same year, Kelly was arrested for punching a bouncer and threatening to get his "AK-47 and spray [the] place". Kelly was reportedly mumbling incoherently at the time. There, Kelly was involved in physical altercations with a guest and security officials before being escorted out of the party.

The nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, Chad will now be subject to the NFL's waiver wire.

Kelly's college career was marred by disciplinary issues.

Just 48 hours before the Broncos waived Kelly, Joseph said he'd be comfortable with Kelly at quarterback should anything happen to Keenum. He was dismissed from Clemson in April 2014 for conduct detrimental to the program. Kelly's little brother had been hit out of bounds and a brawl ensued.

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