Jerry Jeudy arrested, charged with misdemeanor criminal tampering

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested midday Thursday and charged with a misdemeanor related to a domestic violence investigation, according to the Arapahoe County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office.

Jeudy was booked into Arapahoe County Jail on a charge of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, the sheriff’s office said in a social media post Thursday, shortly after confirming that he had been taken into custody around afternoon noon local time.

The sheriff’s office said Jeudy is being held on a “no-bond hold,” which means he will not be released from custody before his initial court appearance.

According to Colorado statute, second-degree tampering includes tampering with another person’s property, “with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another.” It is a Class 2 misdemeanor and can result in up to 120 days in jail or fines up to $750 before the domestic violence enhancer.

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Jeudy, the third-year wide receiver out of the University of Alabama, was the first-round pick of the Broncos in the 2020 NFL draft.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) runs the ball on a reception in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.

Over his first two years in the organization, Jeudy, 23, caught a total of 90 passes for 1,323 yards and three touchdowns. In 2021, he was limited to 10 games and five starts and caught 38 passes for 467 yards.

Jeudy, a native of Deerfield Beach, Florida, has been in Denver as a participant in the Broncos’ offseason program and spoke with reporters as recently as last week. Arapahoe County includes most of the eastern and southern parts of the Denver metropolitan area, including the team’s Englewood headquarters.

“We are aware of the matter involving Jerry Jeudy and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Broncos said in a statement.

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