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Broncos running back Melvin Gordon charged with DUI ahead of Patriots game

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When the Denver Broncos take on the New England Patriots later this week, the expectation is that running back Melvin Gordon will play a considerable role in the team’s offense: the first-year Bronco has carried the football 65 times so far this season for 281 yards and three touchdowns, helping Denver replace injured quarterback Drew Lock.

Gordon, however, will enter the game after a run-in with the law earlier this week. According to documents obtained by Mike Klis of 9 News in Colorado, the 27-year-old was recently cited for driving under the influence by the Denver Police Department and also charged with going over the speed limit by between 25 and 39 miles per hour.

Gordon was cited on Tuesday night and is subject to league discipline on top of the legal consequences he could face. While the citation should not have an impact on his availability on Sunday against the Patriots, it does add some more pre-game intrigue to a contest that already had to be pushed back one week after New England defensive tackle Byron Cowart tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.