Judge dismisses charges against Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy
A judge dismissed all charges against Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Arapahoe County District Court Judge Chantel Contiguglia dismissed the charges against Jeudy after Arapahoe County District Attorney John Kellner filed the motion early Tuesday.
Jeudy's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, spoke to ESPN's Adam Schefter about the motion to dismiss the charges.
The DA in Arapahoe County has moved to dismiss all charges against Jerry Jeudy in advance of his scheduled hearing today. “After reviewing the evidence, I always believed that no crime had been committed and all charges would be dismissed,” said his attorney Harvey Steinberg.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 31, 2022
On May 12, Jeudy was arrested on a charge of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer following an alleged incident with his girlfriend, who is also mother of his infant child. She had called 911 when Jeudy allegedly locked vital baby-related items in a car and would not allow her access to them, because she had taken one of his three phones and would not give it back.
While speaking to the media following Jeudy's arrest, Arapahoe County sheriff Tyler Brown said that Jeudy had admitted to locking the woman's wallet, items for the baby and baby formula in the car because she had taken one of his phones. However, the alleged incident only had to do with property and no physical violence was involved.
Jeudy spent a night in jail due to Colorado law, which requires an appearance in front of a judge for all domestic violence cases. During that appearance, Jeudy's girlfriend asked that the charges against him be dropped. According to the Associated Press, she only called the police to "monitor the situation" and did not feel threatened by him.
Judge Contiguglia initially said that the charges could not be dropped because they had already been filed. Judge Contiguglia released Jeudy on bond and allowed him to travel and have contact with the alleged victim.