Chad Kelly has been released by the Denver Broncos following his arrest for criminal trespassing.
The former Ole Miss QB was chased out of a Colorado home after he made his way inside in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Police arrested Kelly after they searched the area, and he matched the description given by the residents.
It has now been reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that Kelly had attending a nearby Halloween party thrown by teammate Von Miller and that he had been kicked out after a fight.
Police say that there was no alcohol in Kelly’s system after his arrest, but the residents of the home say that he sat down on the couch and began “mumbling incoherently”.
After a previous statement noting that they were continuing to gather facts, Broncos GM John Elway stated that they ultimately decided to waive the 2017 7th round pick.
“This was a decision that we made as an organization,” Elway said. “After reviewing all the information and in talking with (coach) 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 had an impressive preseason which landed him the backup job over Paxton Lynch, and he appeared for just one regular-season snap this season.