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

stops.

The Broncos were awarded Jackson, a third-year player, off

waivers from New England. He’s also played for Jacksonville and

Atlanta.