Broncos HC Vance Joseph Refutes Sexual Assault Allegations from 2004

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 19, 2017

ENGLEWOOD, CO - JANUARY 12:  Vance Josepf addresses the media after being introduced as the Denver Broncos new head coach during  a press conference at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre on January 12, 2017 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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New Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph labeled sexual assault allegations levied against him in 2004 as "false" when asked about them by the Denver Post on Wednesday. 

According to the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala, Joseph also said the following regarding the allegations:

That was resolved a long time ago. For myself, for my family, for the Denver Broncos, I'm disappointed and embarrassed. I was a young guy and it showed to my immaturity and irresponsibility in my life when I was younger. But I've grown so much and that's why I'm disappointed, because I've grown so much as a person, as a coach, as a father, as a husband.

Everyone who knows me knows that I try to live my life the right way, and I regret that my name is even associated with this.

Per ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold, the Boulder Daily Camera published a 2004 police report linked to the allegations last weekend stemming from Joseph's time as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado.

No charges were ever brought against Joseph, as one of the accusers declined to press charges, and the other turned down interviews with police.

According to Jhabvala, Joseph said the Broncos are aware of the situation and that he discussed it with general manager John Elway and president/CEO Joe Ellis.

Denver hired Joseph as its new head coach following the resignation of Gary Kubiak.

Joseph spent the 2016 season as defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins after stints as a defensive backs coach for multiple NFL and college teams.

The Louisiana native has strong ties to the state of Colorado, as he played quarterback and running back for the Buffaloes before serving as an assistant at Colorado from 1999 through 2001 and again from 2002 through 2003.

      

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