The next change within the Broncos might not be a change on the roster. Director of player personnel Matt Russell was arrested and charged with DUI over the weekend in Frisco, according to reports.
“I deeply regret the poor judgment I demonstrated that resulted in my arrest over the weekend. I apologize to the Denver Broncos, our fans and the National Football League for this inexcusable mistake,” Russell said in a statement released a few minutes ago. “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.”
How will the Broncos handle it? Russell is in big, big trouble with the club, me thinks. In terms of discipline within the franchise, it’s one thing when a player faces DUI charges. It’s another thing when a team executive does.