Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy arrested in domestic violence case

DENVER (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence charge in suburban Denver and was being held at the Arapahoe County Jail, which is adjacent to the team’s training complex.

Jeudy, a 2020 first-round pick from the Broncos by Alabama, was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown called a press conference Thursday night to discuss the case.

Here’s what was known before that press conference:

__Jeudy was arrested around noon during a “call for service,” said sheriff’s spokesman, Rep. John Bartmann.

“The report on the incident that led to Jeudy’s arrest could not be released Thursday because the case was still under investigation, sheriff’s spokeswoman Ginger Delgado said.

__Delgado said that domestic violence enhancers are added to cases where the victim is someone who has had or has an intimate relationship with the accused. Because of the domestic violence intensifier, Jeudy could not be released on bail until she appeared before a judge, she said.

Messages were left for Jeudy’s representatives, and the team released a statement saying it was “in the process of gathering more information.”

Jeudy, 23, was the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, but it was a big disappointment for the pros.

He had a propensity to fall in his rookie year when he caught 52 passes from 113 targets for 856 yards and three touchdowns. He suffered an ankle sprain in the 2021 opener and finished with just 38 receptions for 467 yards and zero touchdowns last year.

“There are things you can control and things you cannot control. Those first two years are gone now, so I’m just focused on this year,” Jeudy said last week during a break from the Broncos’ offseason training program.

Jeudy also spoke about the recent birth of his second daughter and said he was looking for a comeback season this year under new coach Nathaniel Hackett and newly acquired QB Russell Wilson.

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AP writer Colleen Slevin and AP sports writer Pat Graham contributed.

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