Broncos’ Humphrey Not Suspended--His Arrest Came an Hour Too Early

from Associated Press

Denver Broncos tailback Bobby Humphrey, who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding Friday night in Aurora, was not suspended from the team because the arrest occurred before 1 a.m.

Aurora Police Officer Robert Smukler observed Humphrey’s red Jeep Cherokee traveling southbound on Interstate 225 at a high rate of speed about 11:45 p.m. Friday, according to Aurora Police spokeswoman Mary Schumacher.

Humphrey was arrested and transported to Arapahoe County Jail for a Breathalyzer test, which indicated his blood-alcohol-content level was .18. Schumacher said a reading of .10 or higher warrants a DUI arrest.

Humphrey avoided being suspended from Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks because he was arrested before 1 a.m.


Broncos Coach Dan Reeves earlier had said any player arrested for an alcohol or drug-related offense after 1 a.m. would be suspended for a minimum of one game.

Humphrey took over as starting tailback for veteran Sammy Winder before the fifth game of the season. He could become the team’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Winder in 1984.