Dating back to his time as the defensive backs coach for the University of Colorado in 2003-04, old sexual assault allegations against Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph have surfaced.
Two female trainers had previously accused Joseph of sexually assaulting them as part of a larger investigation into a recruiting scandal surrounding the program. Joseph was never charged or interviewed by authorities as part of the investigation.
Though, now more than a decade after the initial allegations, they have resurfaced following Joseph being hired as the Broncos’ head coach earlier this month.
In response to said allegations, Joseph addressed the issue.
“That was resolved a long time ago. For myself, for my family, for the Denver Broncos, I’m disappointed and embarrassed. I was a young guy and it showed to my immaturity and irresponsibility in my life when I was younger,” Joseph said, via The Denver Post. “But I’ve grown so much and that’s why I’m disappointed, because I’ve grown so much as a person, as a coach, as a father, as a husband. Everyone who knows me knows that I try to live my life the right way, and I regret that my name is even associated with this.”
It was just last week that the Boulder Daily Camera posted details it obtained from the original 2004 police report detailing the allegations against Joseph.
According to The Post’s report, Joseph talked to Broncos general manager John Elway and CEO Joe Ellis regarding the shocking report over the past week.
Though, it must be mentioned these are simply allegations. Both women who claimed to be assaulted by Joseph refused to press charges. Meanwhile, others involved in the alleged incident refused to be interviewed by the authorities.
It’s still an alarming story to come up shortly after the Broncos hired Joseph to be their new head coach. One has to wonder if this was ever brought to the forefront during the entire vetting process.