UPDATE:The Denver Broncos on Friday released the following statement on kicker Matt Prater:
"Our organization is disappointed with the poor judgment shown by Matt Prater on Aug. 2. This matter, which was addressed with the team last week, continues to be thoroughly reviewed internally."
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater was charged with a DUI on August 2nd according to court records as per the Denver Post, and he has also been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident. The Broncos were obviously aware of this as they have kept Steven Hauschka on the roster, and could be posturing for Prater to miss about four games, or whatever Roger Goodell decides to do with him.
Even though Prater was given a raise of more than triple his salary from last year, he opted not to call a cab, and made a poor choice. Prater is not the only Bronco in legal trouble right now, and the team is likely monitoring this situation closely.
Prater is one of the better kickers in the NFL, but Hauschka proved at the end of last year that he can also be a solid kicker.