One day after being arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, Chad Kelly has been released by the Denver Broncos. The team made the news official moments ago.
“This was a decision that we made as an organization,” John Elway said via release. “After reviewing all the information and in talking with Vance and Joe, we agreed that releasing Chad was the right thing to do.
“Even though Chad’s no longer part of our team, we’ve offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every possible way.”
Official: The Broncos have cut ties with QB Chad Kelly following an arrest for criminal trespassing.
John Elway: "Even though Chad’s no longer part of our team, we’ve offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every possible way.” pic.twitter.com/U2vpO8G9tR
— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 24, 2018
Kelly was arrested at 1:17 a.m. Tuesday morning in Englewood, Colorado. According to court documents, Kelly entered a home uninvited and sat down, mumbling incoherently. He was chased out of the apartment by its occupant.
Kelly’s arrest came after he reportedly got into an altercation at teammate Von Miller’s party.
As @RapSheet reported, #broncos have released QB Chad Kelly following Tuesday’s arrest for trespassing. Per sources, Prior to the arrest Kelly was involved in physical altercations with a guest at Von Miller’s party & with hired security while being escorted out of the party
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 24, 2018
Kelly was a seventh-round pick of Denver in 2017 after multiple off-field incidents in college caused his draft stock to fall. He did not throw a pass in his time with the Broncos.
With Kelly out of Denver, Kevin Hogan is now the backup to Case Keenum.