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After a first-degree criminal trespassing charge, the Denver Broncos have waived quarterback Chad Kelly

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The Denver Broncos have decided to move on from quarterback Chad Kelly after the second-year player was found incoherent breaking and entering into a family home. He was arrested in the early Tuesday morning hours and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing and likely has a lengthy court battle ahead of him to avoid the felony charge.

“This was a decision that we made as an organization,” Elway said on Wednesday. “After reviewing all the information and in talking with Vance (Joseph) and Joe (Ellis), we agreed that releasing Chad was the right thing to do. Even though Chad’s no longer part of our team, we’ve offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every possible way.”

Kelly, who was attending Von Miller’s annual Halloween Party, appeared in court on Tuesday and refused to answer media inquiries. Additional reports have surfaced noting that Kelly was actually escorted out of the party after having a physical altercation with a guest.

The incident involved Kelly forcing his way into a home and sitting on a couch next to a woman hold a baby before being chased out by the male occupant of the home with a vacuum cleaner part.

With the felony charge and the homeowner seeking to press charges, the Broncos likely did the right thing to move on from Kelly as he takes on his legal troubles.