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Melvin Gordon’s DUI hearing moved; the RB will get to play rest of season

With his hearing continued until January, the likely suspension will hit in 2021.

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After helping the Broncos to win over Carolina by rushing 68 yards, Melvin Gordon got more good news Monday morning that his DUI hearing has been postponed, so he will get to finish out this season, according to Mike Klis.

The Broncos’ running back was cited for speeding and a DUI Oct. 13 for going 25 mph over the posted speed limit. There was no extra punishment from the team, and the league will likely wait for the court proceedings to finish before issuing an expected suspension.

Last season Kareem Jackson was suspended for two games for a DUI. The DUI happened in September, and the NFL handed out the suspension for the final two games of 2019.

Depending on how you consider the Broncos circumstances right now at 5-8 and not officially eliminated from playoff contention, Gordon’s suspension next season is likely more of a detriment to the offense.

Gordon has rushed for 753 yards so far this season and added six touchdowns. He has also had two games of more than 100 yards - against the Jets in Week 4 and Kansas City in Week 13.

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    2020 for sure
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