Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is in police custody in Colorado after being arrested Thursday by Arapahoe County Sheriff deputies, according to a police spokesperson. Jeudy has a child with the woman who accused him of the second-degree tampering charge, according to law enforcement authorities.
“There was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy and the female party,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown said during a press conference. “It solely involved property.”
The property in question, per Brown: a baby’s car seat, the baby’s mother’s wallet, and medical records.
Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy in custody following arrest
The sheriff’s office announced that Jeudy is being held in the Arapahoe County jail and has been charged with second-degree tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. They added that he has been assigned a no-hold bond, meaning he must remain in jail until he sees a judge Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. That is standard procedure in Colorado for domestic violence cases.
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. No charges were initially announced while Jeudy was in the process of being booked.
The Broncos are aware of the situation but have not issued a statement at this time.
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.