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Broncos' McBean arrested on stalking charge

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)

Denver Broncos defensive lineman Ryan McBean was arrested on suspicion of stalking.

McBean turned himself in Friday and is free after posting a $50,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 28.

McBean will be co-represented by attorneys Harvey Steinberg and Peter Schaffer, who also is McBean's agent.

''We will defend all the charges vigorously,'' Schaffer said Monday night. ''They are completely unfounded. After he's vindicated, we will avail ourselves of all legal options on Ryan's behalf.''

A fourth-year pro out of Oklahoma State, McBean was at practice Monday as the Broncos returned from their bye week. Denver coach John Fox said the team was aware of the arrest and it was ''gathering information.''

''We'll let the legal process run its course,'' Fox said.

McBean is the second Broncos player arrested since the NFL lockout was lifted this summer. Kicker Matt Prater was charged with drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident on Aug. 2.

If convicted of stalking, McBean could face up to three years in prison.

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