Broncos Running Back Melvin Gordon’s DUI Hearing Delayed Till March 10th

A hearing for Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III regarding DUI and speeding charges has once again been pushed back.

The running back will have the hearing on his DUI charge on March 10th. His jury trial remains set for April 8th.

Back in January, Gordon pled not guilty to the charges. The lawyer for Gordon, Robert Malen, entered the plea of not guilty for his client.

“Some new information has come up that is the subject of discussion between the parties,” Malen said in a virtual hearing with Denver Country Court Judge Olympia Fay and Deputy District Attorney Mary Krenzen.

The report says that a subpoena may have to be issued before the defense and prosecutor proceed with the disposition hearing set for the 10th of March. A disposition hearing is held so that the two parties can attempt to work out an agreement without going to trial.

Currently, a pre-trial hearing remains on the docket for April 2nd and a jury trial scheduled for April 8th.

The Broncos running back was arrested back on October 13th on suspicion of driving under the influence and going 71 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Gordon didn’t take a breathalyzer, choosing instead to take a field sobriety test.

Officers at the scene of the incident didn’t see the test as enough evidence to let Gordon go, and instead pressed forward with charges.

This past season, Gordon was the NFL’s 10th-ranked rusher, ending the season with 966 yards.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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