Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward has been suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Ward released the following statement Thursday:
"I take full responsibility for the incident that occurred in May 2014 and am willing to accept the consequences of my actions by serving my one game suspension. Although I was never arrested and all charges against me were ultimately dismissed, I have no one to blame but myself for being in the predicament that evening. To the Denver Broncos organization, the Bowlen family and to the Denver Bronco fans, I want to apologize for my conduct. I have learned from my mistakes and will continue to be a pillar in the community to make myself a stronger person and player for the Denver Broncos."
Ward is expected to speak with the media following Denver's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. That game will see backup safeties David Bruton, Omar Bolden, and possibly Bradley Roby take on the added responsibility of possibly filling in for their suspended teammate.