Charges against Broncos’ T.J. Ward to be dropped in exchange for community service

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Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward

Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward answers questions at a 2014 training camp practice.

DENVER — Broncos safety T.J. Ward will have misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges against him in exchange for performing community service.

Ward pleaded not guilty to the charges after he allegedly threw a glass mug at a female bartender at PT’s All Nude Club in May. A judge accepted the deal between prosecutors and Ward’s lawyers Monday morning.

Ward was put into a diversion program, which is typical for first-time offenders, and will have to complete four hours of community service. by Oct. 31. If he does, the case will be dismissed.

The Broncos open their preseason schedule Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII in February in which the Broncos were crushed 43-8.

 

6 comments

  • Anonymous

    Four hours of community service, really? . Judge/prosecutors must have gotten some sweet season tickets for that sentence. i wonder if it had been me who had assaulted a female, would I get the same deal? Probably not.

    • Mary

      First of all, from other articles at the incident, there is some question about what was thrown (was it the liquor or the glass it was in) and whether it hit her or not (there was no argument about the fact that he brought his own flask and served himself and the bartender took that glass away from him).

      Second of all, you clearly missed “Ward was put into a diversion program, which is typical for first-time offenders, and will have to complete four hours of community service. by Oct. 31. If he does, the case will be dismissed.” Sounds like – for the offense committed, he got the same sentence YOU would.

  • Anonymous

    Mary, I hope the next person he assaults is you. He is a thug who needs to be in jail, not playing football, just like Ray Rice.

  • Anonymous

    If he were a Denver Sheriff, he would have been fired and charged with assault, since he is a Denver Bronco, a tap, not even a slap, on the hand.

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