Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and ticketed for speeding early Wednesday morning, according to court records obtained by The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider.
Gordon was driving 71 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the police report, and failed a field sobriety test. After he was charged, he was released to a sober driver at the scene.
His arraignment is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 in Denver County Court.
“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.”
Gordon, a two-time Pro Bowler, signed a two-year, $16 million contract with Denver in March. He is coming off a four-touchdown, 107-rushing yard game in the Broncos’ 37-28 win over the Jets on Sunday.