Broncos’ leading rusher Gordon cited for DUI

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was cited late Tuesday for driving under the influence and could now face league discipline as well as some questions from the team.

Police records show Gordon was also ticketed for speeding — between 25 and 39 miles per hour over the posted limit — in downtown Denver. Currently, Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date.

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

The Broncos players had Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off after their game against the New England Patriots, originally scheduled for Oct. 12, was moved to this Sunday. Gordon was one of several Broncos players who took to social media over the weekend to express frustration that the team had essentially lost its bye week when the game against the Patriots was moved due to a positive COVID-19 test by a Patriot player.

The team returned to work Wednesday morning and Gordon was taking part in meetings and is expected to practice.

Gordon could be facing league discipline, including a suspension, during the season. Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended for the final two games of the 2019 season after a September DUI arrest last year, also in downtown Denver.

Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Broncos this past offseason and had his first 100-yard rushing game with the team, including a 43-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes, in the Oct. 1 win over the New York Jets.

Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three).

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