Broncos RB Melvin Gordon Out Sunday

Melvin Gordon won’t be on the field when the Broncos take on the Patriots tomorrow. Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reports (via Twitter) that the running back did not travel to New England due to an illness.

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The reporter later clarified that Gordon had been diagnosed with strep throat. Considering the bacterial infection can be contagious, the Broncos decided to be cautious and leave Gordon in Denver. Earlier this morning,’s Tom Pelissero reported (via Twitter) that the running back had come down with a non-COVID-19 illness, noting that the training staff had taken extra precautions to guarantee he wasn’t dealing with COVID-19.

It hasn’t been the best week for Gordon. On Tuesday night, the 27-year-old was cited for driving under the influence. The police report stated that Gordon was found to be intoxicated after he was pulled over for speeding. The DUI citation could subject him to league discipline, including a possible suspension.

After three relatively underwhelming performances to begin his Broncos tenure, Gordon had a big game earlier this month against the Jets, rushing for 107 yards and two scores on 23 carries. Following a five-year stint with the Chargers that saw him earn a pair of Pro Bowl nods, Gordon inked a two-year, $16MM deal with Denver this past offseason.

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7 comments on “Broncos RB Melvin Gordon Out Sunday

  1. DarkSide830

    im sure its totally an illness and has nothing to due with something related to driving

  2. Arnold Ziffel

    Idiot, the Broncos need to fine him enough to make him smarten up, he is lucky he didn’t bring China virus back to the team.

  3. Yep it is

    Just another questionable move by John Elway. Nobody was lining up to give him anything close to what the Broncos did.

  4. DonaldDump69

    Rumor has it Melvin Gordon hired a prostitute while drunk and while he was in the act he realized it was a tranny. He ran out of the hotel wiping his mouth speeding away and got pulled over for DUI. The next day he came down with strep throught for all his deepthroating. Melvin you a freak bruh. Thank God we got rid of you in LA.

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