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Denver Broncos, Matt Russell release statements on Russell's DUI arrest

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Broncos call Russell's behavior "unacceptable and very troubling."

John Elway press conference (file photo)
John Elway press conference (file photo)
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Below are statements from the Denver Broncos and Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell following Russell's DUI arrest this weekend.

Denver Broncos:

"Our organization is extremely disappointed and concerned with the incident involving Matt Russell. We immediately expressed our disappointment to Matt, and he is fully aware of the seriousness of this situation. This type of behavior is unacceptable and very troubling. We expect better from all employees, particularly those in leadership positions. These allegations completely contradict the values and beliefs of the Broncos regarding social responsibility.

"We are continuing to gather information and will handle this matter appropriately and in accordance with all NFL policies."

Matt Russell:

"I deeply regret the poor judgment I demonstrated that resulted in my arrest over the weekend. I apologize to the Denver Broncos, our fans and the National Football League for this inexcusable mistake. I’m ashamed that I represented this region and the Broncos organization in the manner that I did. I take complete responsibility for my actions and will be fully accountable. Going forward, I will take steps to ensure this never happens again."

The line of most interest is the last one from the Broncos: they will handle this matter appropriately and in accordance with all NFL policies. Russell will be subject to the NFL's conduct policy, but he'll also be subject to the Broncos', who are surely doing their due diligence before determining Russell's ultimate fate in Denver.