DENVER (KDVR) — DUI and speeding charges were dismissed in Denver County Court Wednesday for Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon.
Gordon will pay a $479 fine and was ordered to serve 12 hours of community service for reckless driving.
Gordon was recorded driving 71 in a 35 on Oct. 13 at 5th Avenue and Speer Boulevard in Denver. He didn’t take a breathalyzer test at the scene.
Two weeks after the arrest in 2020, Gordon said via a Zoom press conference call, “I’m sorry I was even in the situation. I try to do my best to walk a straight line and lead by example with things like that. I’m a little upset that I even put myself in the situation for it to be brought to others, including my family who was reaching out. To the people of Denver and everyone, I don’t want anyone to feel like I don’t care and say, ‘Oh, he got his money, he doesn’t care.’ I do. I’m not happy I was in the situation.”
Gordon has one year left on his contract, guaranteed at $4.5 million. He also has a signing and roster bonus totaling over $7 million.