Antonio Smith is still under investigation on a complaint of sexual child abuse, but with no charges filed, the Broncos have decided to allow him to rejoin their team, according to Mike Klis of 9NEWS. The veteran defensive end was dismissed from the team’s offseason workout program after the Broncos learned he was under investigation for child abuse that was “sexual in nature.”
Smith, 33, was signed by Denver to a one-year, $2MM deal this past offseason. Only Smith’s $500K signing bonus is fully guaranteed from that amount, though a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy could put that in jeopardy. Denver excused Smith from voluntary offseason workouts to tend to his personal matters but the club has remained in contact with him over the past two months and they’ll now allow him to partake in training camp.
The 10-year veteran spent last season with AFC West rival Oakland, racking up three sacks (giving him 44.5 for his career), before signing with Denver as a free agent.