Denver Broncos' back-up quarterback Chad Kelly had a history of off-field issues before making the NFL. Early this morning, he was arrested once again.
Kelly is alleged to have entered a couple's home without permission early in the morning, and sat down on a couch near the front door next to a woman and her young child.
The child's father confronted the quarterback, and wound up striking him with an aluminum vacuum tube until he left the home. Police found and detained him shortly thereafter.
The incident took place after an annual cowboy-themed party thrown by Broncos superstar Von Miller. There was no alcohol found in Kelly's system.
This afternoon, Broncos general manager and president of football operations John Elway commented on the incident.
"We're obviously very, very disappointed in Chad and the situation that he's put himself into, so we're in the process of getting all the facts and talking to Chad and then we'll figure out exactly which direction we're going to go. But obviously disappointed in Chad. When the team has a get-together, which is always a good thing when they get together and the camaraderie that goes along with being a team. But when you have one person that kind of puts a dent in the whole process, it's very disappointing. We're going to look into this and look into it very seriously, because the charges are very, very serious and we understand that so we will look into this and then make decisions as we go."
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, John Elway has met with Chad Kelly and is weighing all options, including releasing him.
Kelly serves as the QB2 for the Broncos, behind starter Case Keenum. He recently entered the team's game against the Rams, but did not throw a pass.
If Kelly is released, former Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan becomes the only other quarterback on the Denver roster, after Keenum.
After taking Kelly in the seventh round of the 2017 Draft, Elway said that Kelly's uncle, Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly, vouched for him amid all of the off-field issues he had faced.
Those quotes are starting to resurface again today.