Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel Arrested on DUI Charge

Matt Russell, John Elway’s director of player personnel for the Denver Broncos was arrested on a drunken driving charge Saturday in Breckenridge, Colorado. Russell crashed his Toyota Tundra pickup truck into a parked police car. Russell and an officer from the Breckenridge Police Department were both treated for minor injuries at Summit Medical Center. Russell has also been charged with careless driving, possession of an open container, and failure to show proof of insurance.

The Broncos issued a statement Monday in which the team called Russell’s arrest “very troubling” and his behavior “unacceptable.” Russell also released a statement through the Broncos, and said he was “ashamed” of his actions.

Team employees, like players, are subject to the NFL’s personal conduct policy, and he could be subject to punishment from the league. A prime example of the fact that DUI charges can have more damaging effect than the fines and jail time that the justice system imposes but can have profound impact on your career if found guilty.

If you have been charged with a DUI or Drug related DUI, contact the Arizona criminal defense lawyers at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your criminal case.