Safety T.J. Ward, a high-profile free-agent recently signed by the Broncos, is wanted for misdemeanor assault in relation to a reported May 9 incident at PT's Showclub, a strip joint. (See correction below.) And for those keeping track at home: No, he hasn't played a single down for the Broncos yet.
When Ward is formally cuffed, he'll join a long list of Broncos who've had brushes with the law. Back in 2012, we compiled a list of 34 team member arrests since 2000 -- the third most of any team in the NFL over that period at the time. Since then, that number has grown to 37 and will hit 38 after Ward's booking. See the updated roster below, published in chronological order and featuring photos, information about each allegation (some players turn up more than once) and links to incidents covered by Westword.
By the way, the specifics about each incident come courtesy of an amazing database created by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Rod Smith Wide receiver 1/24/00 Arrested on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and harassment for allegedly choking and hitting the mother of his two children at the couple's home in Parker, Colo. Additional note: Pleaded guilty to verbal harassment, $25,000 conditional NFL fine, group therapy.
Bill Romanowski Linebacker 8/9/00 Indicted on four felony charges of fraudulently obtaining prescription diet drugs. Additional note: Acquitted.
Brian Griese Quarterback 10/28/00 Arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in south Denver. Additional note: Pleaded guilty to driving while impaired, one year probation, $418 fines and costs.
Dwayne Carswell Tight end 3/2/01 Charged with third-degree assault and domestic violence in Pueblo, Colo. Additional note: Dropped.
Eddie Kennison Wide receiver 9/2/01 Arrested and charged with three misdemeanors after an argument with a bouncer outside a Louisiana nightclub. Additional note: Dropped.
John Mobley Linebacker 12/28/02 Arrested for DUI in Parker, Colo. Additional note: Sentenced to seven days in jail. Continue for more about 37 Broncos arrests since 2000 -- a roster about to be joined by T.J. Ward.
Dwayne Carswell Tight end 7/4/03 Arrested in Atlanta and charged with simple battery, domestic violence and obstruction of an officer after a fight with his girlfriend. Additional note: Guilty, suspended one game.
Sam Brandon Safety 6/2/04 Arrested, charged in domestic violence incident, misdemeanor criminal mischief, child abuse. Additional note: Dropped.
Willie Middlebrooks Cornerback 1/1/05 Arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, domestic violence and harassment of his girlfriend early New Year's Day. Additional note: Pleaded guilty, 36 weeks domestic violence class, 18-month deferred sentence.
Sam Brandon Safety 7/4/05 Arrested, charged in domestic violence incident, misdemeanor third-degree assault, criminal mischief. Additional note: Suspended by NFL for two games in 2007.
D.J. Williams Linebacker 9/23/05 Arrested, charged with DUI. Additional note: Pleaded guilty to driving while impaired, 24 hours community service, one year probation.
Karl Paymah Cornerback 5/26/06 Officers found him unconscious in SUV, with vehicle running and in gear. Additional note: Convicted of DUI and careless driving on July 16, 2008. Continue for more about 37 Broncos arrests since 2000 -- a roster about to be joined by T.J. Ward.
Sam Brandon Safety 9/27/06 Turned himself in on arrest warrant for violating a restraining order. Additional note: Suspended by NFL for two games in 2007, stemming from previous arrest
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver 3/26/07 Arrested on charges of false imprisonment, domestic violence. Additional note: Dropped
David Kircus Wide receiver 5/20/07 Charged with felony assault after alleged fistfight at party. The other man in the fight was hospitalized with broken bones in his face.
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver 10/22/07 Arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Denver. Additional note: Pleaded to reduced charge of driving while impaired, sentenced to a year of probation.
Darrell Hackney Quarterback 12/1/07 Arrested on suspicion of DUI at 2:20 a.m.
Todd Sauerbrun Punter 12/8/07 Cited for simple assault after alleged altercation with cab driver. He then was transported to local detox facility. Additional note: Pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace, 24 hours community service. Continue for more about 37 Broncos arrests since 2000 -- a roster about to be joined by T.J. Ward.
Daniel Graham Tight end 1/11/08 Arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief and harassment of former girlfriend after argument about sale of their home. Additional note: Dropped the next week.
Andre Hall Running back 2/19/08 Turned himself in and was booked into jail after arrest warrant was issued in Florida for failing to appear in court Feb. 5. The court appearance was for a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license after traffic stop Jan. 11. Additional note: Paid $513 bond.
Marcus Thomas Defensive tackle 3/1/08 Arrested in Florida after police found cocaine and a gun in his truck. Additional note: Dropped.
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver 3/6/08 Arrested in Atlanta after his longtime girlfriend claimed in an affidavit that Marshall hit her in the mouth and left eye March 4. Additional note: NFL suspended him one game after this, his third arrest in a year. Acquitted.
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver 3/1/09 Arrested in Atlanta on disorderly conduct charge after fight with fiance, spent five hours in jail. Additional note: Charge dismissed.
Richard Quinn Tight end 9/7/09 Arrested on domestic violence and harassment charges after woman said he grabbed and shook her during an argument and grabbed the phone from her while she tried to call 911. Continue for more about 37 Broncos arrests since 2000 -- a roster about to be joined by T.J. Ward.
Ronald Fields Defensive tackle 5/8/10 Arrested in Houston on misdemeanor gun charge after allegedly taking gun into nightclub.
Elvis Dumervil Linebacker 10/24.10 Cited for assault in alleged incident with parking attendant after game at Invesco Field.
D.J. Williams Linebacker 11/12/10 Arrested on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over at about 2:40 a.m.
Perrish Cox Cornerback 12/9/10 Arrested, charged with sexual assault stemming from incident on Oct. 28. Additional note: Acquitted.
Kevin Alexander Linebacker 12/20/10 Arrested on suspicion of assault and battery in domestic incident with girlfriend. Additional note: Team announced he was cut from the team the same day.
Laurence Maroney Running back 1/17/11 Arrested after police found guns and drugs in car with four other men in St. Louis. Continue for more about 37 Broncos arrests since 2000 -- a roster about to be joined by T.J. Ward.
Matt Prater Kicker 8/2/11 Arrested on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after his Chevy Trailblazer backed into an unoccupied car.
Ryan McBean Defensive tackle 10/14/11 Arrested on allegation of stalking in Denver.
Knowshon Moreno Running back 2/1/12 Arrested on suspicion of DUI, pulled over for driving 70 mph in 45-mph zone.
Elvis Dumervil Linebacker 7/14/12 Arrested for suspicion of aggravated assault after a road rage incident in Miami.
Quinton Carter Safety 3/9/2013 Arrested in Nevada on felony charges alleging that he cheated at a craps game at the Texas Station casino. Additional note: Case dismissed.
Quentin Saulsbury Offensive lineman 5/19/2013 Arrested for DUI and a lane violation in Arapahoe County, Colo.
Von Miller Linebacker 8/11/2013 Arrested in a Denver suburb on a warrant because he failed to appear in court on misdemeanor traffic charges.
T.J. Ward Safety Arrest pending Misdemeanor assault at PT's Showclub.
Correction: The original version of this post included information about a PT's Showclub location other than the one at which the Ward incident took place. We regret the error.
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