Broncos’ Ronnie Hillman may face 6 months in jail after citation

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Hillman, left, may face jail time.

DENVER — Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman has had his share of struggles on the field this season, and now it appears he may be facing a fair share of issues away from the field, as well.

According to court records, Hillman is scheduled to appear in an Arapahoe County court next week to face a pair of charges, driving while under restraint and driving with expired license plates.

The driving under restraint citation is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.

Hillman was issued both citations on Nov. 23.

It was not immediately clear why Hillman’s license had been placed under restraint. He is expected to miss at least one practice this week, as he’s scheduled for a court arraignment on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m.

The Broncos will take part in their first playoff game of the postseason on the proceeding Sunday, Jan. 15.

Hillman’s second season with the Broncos was mostly a disappointing one. Despite opening the season as the team’s starting running back, Hillman logged more than 9 carries in just one game, and was benched for seven straight contests after fumbling twice in two weeks.

One of Hillman’s fumbles cost the Broncos a chance at a win over the Indianapolis Colts.

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12 comments

  • Frank Lucas Blue Magic

    Harvey will be by his side and get him off then work with Martino getting him off punching his wife in the nose. If you are a millionaire, money talks.

  • Carol

    He’s a professional football player and black, therefore he’s a victim. Team management will fix everything.

  • Rickity

    Come on, it’s a misdemeanor. It has nothing to do with who he is, who he knows, or how much money he has. Six months in jail for a misdemeanor? Maybe if you are a repeat offender or a threat to public safety. He will get a slap on the wrist because that is what’s appropriate here.

  • Frank Lucas Blue Magic

    Steinberg magic. Bowlen has him on retainer. Cash buy-offs on the incidents that are not reported.

  • G42

    expired plates….really?? thats all fox 31 has??….you should be ashamed of the stupid remarks your all making!! no he wont do time,..who does?? … we cant even convict the murders in this town and you all act like this is a BIG crime…come on people!! hell pay just as any one of us would, if we had expired plates!

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