Alexander arrested, then let go by Broncos
The Denver Broncos have waived rookie linebacker Kevin Alexander
hours after he was arrested on a domestic violence allegation.
Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said that although the team was
aware of his arrest, Alexander’s release was a football decision to
clear a roster spot for cornerback Chevis Jackson.
Aurora police were called to an apartment Monday morning and
were told by a woman who said she was Alexander’s girlfriend that
he had assaulted her Sunday night. The 23-year-old Alexander was
arrested for investigation of misdemeanor assault and battery. He
was taken into custody shortly before noon and was released after
posting $2,000 bail. A court date was set for Tuesday.
Alexander’s arrest was the third for a Broncos player this
season. Linebacker D.J. Williams was stripped of his captaincy
after his October arrest on suspicion of drunken driving and rookie
cornerback Perrish Cox faces a sexual assault case following his
arrest earlier this month.
Alexander played in eight games for the Broncos, including
Sunday at Oakland, where he was whistled for an illegal block on a
punt return by Syd’Quan Thompson in the second quarter.
Alexander signed with the Broncos in April as an undrafted free
agent out of Clemson. He was promoted to the active roster on Oct.
16 after spending the first five weeks on Denver’s practice squad.
He finished with one tackle on defense and three special teams
The Broncos were awarded Jackson, a third-year player, off
waivers from New England. He’s also played for Jacksonville and