Jack Elway, the son of two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and current Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, was arrested over the weekend for a domestic-violence incident that occurred on Friday.
Updates from Thursday, June 5
The Associated Press, via ESPN, has the latest on Jack Elway's charges:
Jack Elway, the son of Broncos general manager John Elway, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his girlfriend and pulled her from a car by her hair.
Court records show 24-year-old John Albert Elway entered the plea on Wednesday. He was charged with assault and disturbing the peace after the Saturday incident near a college campus in downtown Denver.
Police reports show Elway's girlfriend told officers he shoved her to the ground when she tried to get back into the car, causing scrapes.
Updates from Monday, June 2
9 NEWS in Denver provides Jack Elway's mugshot:
Also provided is more information from the affidavit:
According to the affidavit, he and his girlfriend of one year were driving when a verbal fight began. Jack allegedly stopped the vehicle, got out and pulled the victim by her hair out of the vehicle. It caused some of her real hair and extensions to be ripped out.
The victim attempted to stand and get back in the vehicle, but he allegedly pushed her back to the ground, causing scrapes on her knees.
He then fled the scene through Auraria campus before police arrived. Leaving the vechile and his California driver's license inside.
According to court records, Jack Elway faces disturbing the peace and assault charges for the incident that occurred on Colfax Avenue and North Lipan Street.
He was bonded out by his father. The bond was set at $550.
According to Villanueva, "a protection order was issued for the victim" as well.
Brian Maass of CBS4 Denver also gives some information on the situation:
Sources familiar with the case say that in the last several days, Elway, who goes by the nickname ‘Jack,’ allegedly pushed a 23-year-old woman out of a moving car near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Lipan Street.
It’s unclear the extent of the woman’s injuries but one source familiar with the case told CBS4 the woman had no visible injuries. Court records show the incident took place Friday.
... It’s unclear how long Elway was in jail before being released. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Elway is scheduled to appear in court again June 5 at 8:30 a.m.
Mike Klis of The Denver Post has more details:
John Elway answers door for cops at 3 a.m. Sat. Cops take his son Jack in custody. Couple hours later John Elway flies to Pennsylvania.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 1, 2014
Jack, 24, is a former player at Arizona State. He never materialized with the Sun Devils and ultimately quit the team as a redshirt freshman in 2009 after being one of five quarterbacks in the mix for the starting job.
The elder Elway spoke about his son's decision at the time, per ESPN.com: "He sounds better. Just talking to him, it's like the world has been lifted off his shoulders. So I'm happy for him."
Unfortunately, Jack is now in legal trouble that could hurt his reputation. In addition, any negative news such as this will inevitably bring his father into the spotlight due to John Elway's status around the NFL.
Patrick Smyth, director of media relations for the Broncos, addressed the situation but acknowledged the team would not speak any further on it, per Villanueva:
"This is a personal family matter and the Broncos will not have any additional comment on it."
Whether this situation will reflect poorly on the senior Elway in any way is unclear. While Jack doesn't have a history of criminal activity, any arrest will be magnified due to the popularity of his father. As Klis suggests, dad can't escape the questions about his son:
Come tomorrow morning, the last thing John Elway needs to hear is: "Hey John, how was your weekend?"— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 1, 2014
The specifics of the current charges haven't been made public at this time, but could come to light in the near future.
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