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Broncos director of player personnel has been sentenced to 7 months in jail

Almost a year after he was arrested for drunk driving, Denver Broncos executive Matt Russell has finally resolved his case. The team’s director of player personnel was sentenced to seven months in jail on Friday after he pleaded guilty to charges of DUI, careless driving and possession of an open container.

Russell was arrested last July after rear-ending a cop car. Just days after Russell was arrested, the Broncos suspended him indefinitely, however, he was reinstated to the team in September, according to the Denver Post.

“We are pleased with the commitment Matt Russell has shown to making positive changes in his life since this incident occurred nearly a year ago,” the Broncos said in a statement. “In addition to his successful completion of a month-long inpatient treatment program last summer, he has taken full advantage of outpatient counseling resources and passed every substance abuse test administered as part of his reinstatement to this organization. We will continue to support Matt as a member of the Denver Broncos and this community.”

I don’t know if this sentence will affect his role with the team, but it is definitely a steeper punishment than Ray Rice received.

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