The Denver Broncos are scheduled to kick off the 2021 season against the New York Giants this Sunday, but one of their star players has run into a legal issue. According to Mike Klis of 9News, Broncos pass-rusher Bradley Chubb was arrested Tuesday on a failure-to-appear warrant. According to court records obtained by Klis, the warrant stems from traffic infractions.
The records indicate that Chubb was charged for misdemeanor driving under restraint earlier this summer, and also for having his license plates expired for 60-plus days. The former No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was scheduled to appear in Arapahoe County court on Aug. 6, but did not show.
Sgt. Jeff Miller from the Douglas County Sherriff released this statement to 9News:
"Mr. Chubb was contacted late this morning for a minor traffic infraction by deputies from our office. After contacting Mr. Chubb it was discovered that he had a warrant out of Arapahoe County for FTA (Failure to Appear) on traffic offenses and was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Detention Center and is currently in the process of posting a small bond."
On Wednesday, Chubb released a statement regarding the issue: "Regarding yesterday: It was an outstanding traffic issue I thought was already resolved after paying the ticket several months ago. Regardless of the circumstances, I take responsibility and it won't happen again."
Chubb made his first Pro Bowl last season after recording 42 combined tackles and 7.5 sacks in 14 games played. He burst onto the scene as a rookie with 12 sacks, but missed 12 games in 2019 due to an ACL tear. Chubb had been dealing with an ankle injury as of late but did return to practice on Monday. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio sounded optimistic when asked if his starting pass-rusher would be ready for Week 1.
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