A week ago, the Denver Broncos got the news that one of their top free agent signings had a warrant out for his arrest. The man in question was safety T.J. Ward, and the entire situation rose from an incident inside of a Denver strip club.
Ward allegedly threw a mug at a bartender which led to charges of misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace, but the safety thinks the entire situation was overblown.
“Anytime there’s a negative situation about yourself, it’s a little embarrassing,” Ward said, via the Denver Post. “But I think it was kind of blown out of proportion. It was basically a ticket or a summons, and it wasn’t supposed to be a warrant. There was miscommunication between the police department and myself, so that’s why they issued that. But that’s all being resolved.”
After appearing in court and receiving his summons last Friday, Ward now has a court hearing scheduled for June 23.
At that hearing the next steps will be taken place and we will learn if Ward will be in danger of missing any games because of charges that could lead to a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but it doesn’t appear that the Broncos or Ward have to worry about any trouble coming from what appears to now be a very minor situation.