Bradley Chubb and the Denver Broncos are slated to open their season in less than a week against the New York Giants.
As Denver prepares for the season opener, Chubb finds himself in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to various media reports and court records, the star pass rusher was arrested in Colorado on Tuesday on a warrant stemming from a failure to appear last month.
“Chubb was charged May 6 for misdemeanor driving under restraint and also for having his license plates expired for 60-plus days,” Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver noted. “He was scheduled to appear in Arapahoe County court on August 6. When he didn’t appear, a warrant was issued for failure to appear. He was detained Tuesday, according to court records.”
Ultimately, the Pro Bowl edge rusher had the aforementioned warrant canceled with bond being set at $500.00.
“Mr. Chubb was contacted late this morning for a minor traffic infraction by deputies from our office. After contacting Mr. Chubb it was discovered that he had a warrant out of Arapahoe County for FTA (Failure to Appear) on traffic offenses and was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Detention Center and is currently in the process of posting a small bond,” Sgt. Jeff Miller from the Douglas County Sherriff said in a statement.
In the grand scheme of things, this is a minor infraction for the star defender as his Broncos prepare for their season opener.
The No. 5 overall pick of the Denver Broncos back in 2018, Bradley Chubb is coming off a 2020 campaign that saw him record 19 quarterback hits and 7.5 sacks. That came after an injury-plagued 2019 season in which he appeared in just four games.
The North Carolina State product jumped on to the scene as a rookie in 2018, registering 21 quarterback hits and 12 sacks. He’s expected to play a huge role for an improved Broncos defense in 2021. This doesn’t change that fact.