Broncos’ Elvis Dumervil cited for assault

And the season from hell continues for the Denver Broncos.

According to KDVR in Denver, Elvis Dumervil (who was placed on injured reserve before the season with a torn pectoral muscle) was cited for assault following the Broncos’ loss to the Raiders in Week 7. He allegedly tussled with a parking attendant outside Invesco Field and was cited for both assault and disturbing the peace.

As the report notes, Dumervil hasn’t gotten into any real trouble since being selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft out of Louisville. He apparently has some speeding violations and was once busted for not having proof of insurance, but nothing that would warrant punishment from the league for this assault situation.

Dumervil wasn’t the only Bronco to find himself on the wrong side of the law this year. Back in November, DJ Williams was arrested by Denver Police for DUI and less than two weeks ago, Perrish Cox was busted for charges of sexual assault. This past Monday, Kevin Alexander was arrested for assault and battery and was released by the team shortly thereafter.

Is it just me or do players usually find themselves in bad headlines when their team is having a horrible year? This of course doesn’t apply to Cincinnati Bengal players, who find themselves in bad headlines no matter what kind of season they’re having. But it just seems like when it rains it pours for NFL teams. And it hasn’t stopped raining on the Broncos since they started 6-0 last year.

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