Broncos Execs To Discuss Discipline After Pair Of DUI Arrests
Senior Broncos execs will meet today at the team's Dove Valley facility to "discuss discipline" for the recent DUI arrests of Pro Personnel Dir Tom Heckert and Player Personnel Dir Matt Russell. Team President Joe Ellis and Exec VP/Football Operations John Elway "will be in attendance," and Owner Pat Bowlen will be "part of the talk via conference call." A source said that the "sanctions are expected to be significant, with financial repercussions and suspensions" (NFL.com, 7/14).
SI's Peter King writes the NFL is "noted for giving first-strike (but serious) offenders a path back to their jobs, if they mend their ways and do just what they're supposed to do." King: "That's why firings aren't likely. Rehab and a serious smack on the wrist – for both men – are more likely" (SI.com, 7/15).