Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, careless driving resulting in injury, having an open container of alcohol in his car, and failure to display proof of insurance. According to the reports, Russell struck multiple cars including a police cruiser, and now that we have learned his blood alcohol concentration it is easy to understand how he made those crucial mistakes.
According to ABC 7 in Denver, Russell’s BAC was 0.246 percent when he was arrested. The legal limit in Colorado is 0.08 percent.
He reportedly “had no recollection of the accident” and there was a half-empty fifth of peppermint schnapps in his his truck.
Russell was not alone with his DUI arrest. Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert was also arrested for driving under the influence in June and the team is less than thrilled with the latest occurrences. In fact, the Broncos have said they expect “severe punishment” for the executives.
If the Broncos were so upset, perhaps they should have acted swiftly when Heckert was arrested last month. Instead, they took no action and Russell ended up going down the same path.