Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon put himself in a tough spot this week, as he was cited late on Tuesday night for driving under the influence.
Multiple members of the Broncos have spoken to the public this afternoon about Gordon’s recent incident, including second-year quarterback Drew Lock.
Lock has been out of action for the past few weeks due to a shoulder injury, but all signs point to him returning to the gridiron this weekend against New England. The Missouri product is hopeful that he’ll have Gordon by his side in Foxborough.
“I was of course upset,” Lock told reporters today. “But we are also here for him. Like having a brother who gets in trouble. I hope he plays Sunday, but that’s not up to me. That’s above my pay grade. We are there for him.”
#Broncos Lock on Melvin Gordon. "I was of course upset. But we are also here for him. Like having a brother who gets in trouble. I hope he plays Sunday, but that's not up to me. That's above my pay grade. We are there for him." #Denver7
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 14, 2020
Judging off Vic Fangio’s remarks, it doesn’t sound like Gordon will play this weekend.
“I didn’t want him to practice today until we get to the bottom of everything, get facts in order, before we weigh what to do in addition to league discipline. Yeah, I am disappointed. There will be some consequences.”
The Broncos might want to wait to hear from the league before inserting Gordon in their starting lineup.
We’ll find out more about Gordon’s status for Week 6 in the coming days.