The Denver Broncos have cut backup quarterback Chad Kelly from the team, just 24 hours after he was arrested for trespassing.
General manager John Elway issued a statement after talks with coach Vance Joseph and team President Joe Ellis saying, “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,” Elway added.
Kelly, 24, nephew of Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly, attended a Halloween costume party in Englewood, Colorado, that has long been a tradition for Broncos players.
According to court records, a couple later reported that a stranger entered their home in the Denver suburbs, sat down on their couch and was “mumbling incoherently.”
Police found Kelly afterward parked in a black SUV near a local theater. He was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail on a charge of first-degree criminal trespass and was released Tuesday on $2,500 bond.
First-degree criminal trespass is a Class 5 felony in Colorado, and can be punished by 1-4 years imprisonment and/or a fine between $1,000 and $100,000.