Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is no longer facing criminal charges. The district attorney in Arapahoe County in Colorado filed a motion to dismiss all charges in the case in advance of a hearing that was scheduled for Tuesday morning, according to Jeudy’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg.
“At about 8:30 this morning Denver time, the district attorney filed a motion to dismiss all counts and vacate a hearing,” Steinberg said in a telephone interview. “Nothing rose to the level of a crime.”
Jerry Jeudy’s case dismissed
Jeudy was arrested and previously charged with second-degree tampering with a domestic violence enhancer and freed on a personal recognizance bond. The complainant, the mother of his child, had also requested that the judge dismiss the case, which involved property and no violence. The request was not immediately granted by the judge, and a mandatory protection order was issued despite the alleged victim stating a desire not to have a no-contact order.
“I like Jerry, and he is a good person,” said Steinberg, who has successfully represented multiple NFL players in other legal matters, including Brian Cushing and Elvis Dumervil. “This is a minor bump in the road of what I think will be a sterling career.”
Jeudy was arrested by Arapahoe County Sheriff deputies for the alleged crime involving property. He allegedly withheld a baby’s car seat, medical records for the child, and the woman’s wallet, but did not cause physical harm, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.
Charges only involved property
“There was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy and the female party,” Brown said during a press conference. “It solely involved property.”
Brown added that the woman was attempting to leave the home and wanted her property returned. Jeudy was cooperative with deputies who arrested him, according to Brown.
“A person commits the crime of second-degree criminal tampering if he tampers with property of another with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another or if he knowingly makes an unauthorized connection with property of a utility,” per Colorado case law. “Second-degree criminal tampering is a Class 2 misdemeanor.”
If convicted of a Class 2 misdemeanor, it can result in a sentence of up to 120 days in jail and or up to $750 in fines.
“He’s innocent until proven guilty,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement on social media.
Jeudy has played in the NFL for two seasons, catching 38 passes for 468 yards and zero touchdowns last season. As a rookie, he caught 52 passes for 856 yards and three touchdowns. In his two NFL seasons, he has 90 receptions for 1,323 yards and three scores.
Jeudy is a former Broncos’ first-round draft pick from Alabama, where he won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver. Selected 15th overall in 2020, the native of Deerfield Beach, Florida, is a former blue-chip recruit who was a consensus All-American for the Crimson Tide. He had 1,315 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore.
Jeudy declared early for the draft following his junior season after catching 77 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns. He finished his collegiate career with 159 receptions for 2,742 yards and 26 touchdowns.