Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is at large in his second degree domestic abuse amp manipulation case. The applicant, the mother of his child, applied Friday morning for the judge to dismiss the case.
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy free on bail
The request was not immediately granted by the judge and a mandatory protective order was issued, although the alleged victim expressed a wish not to issue a no-contact order. Jeudy was assigned a May 31 court date.
Jeudy was arrested Thursday by Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputies on the alleged property crime. According to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown, he allegedly withheld a baby’s car seat, medical records for the child and the woman’s wallet, but caused no physical harm. Jeudy is free to travel under the terms of his bond.
After the hearing, Jeudy’s attorney, veteran Denver attorney Harvey Steinberg, who has represented several NFL players including Elvis Dumervil and Brian Cushing, told reporters it was unfortunate that his client had to spend a night in jail.
“Hopefully people will understand that bad things happen to good people,” Steinberg said.
“There was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy and the female party,” Brown said during a news conference. “It was all about ownership.”
Brown added that the woman was trying to leave the house and wanted her belongings back. According to Brown, Jeudy was cooperative with deputies who arrested him.
“A person commits the crime of second-degree criminal manipulation when they tamper with the property of another with intent to cause harm, inconvenience or annoyance to that person or another, or when knowingly making an unauthorized association with the property of a utility company.” according to the laws of Colorado. “A second-degree criminal manipulation is a Class 2 misdemeanor.”
A Class 2 misdemeanor conviction can result in up to 120 days in prison and a fine of up to $750.”
“He is innocent until proven guilty,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement on social media.
The Broncos are aware of the situation and will have no further comment at this time.
Jeudy has played two seasons in the NFL, 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 first-round draft pick from a former Bronco from Alabama, where he won the Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top wide receiver. A native of Deerfield Beach, Fla., was selected 15th overall in 2020 and is a former blue-chip recruit who was a consensus All-American for the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore, he had 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Jeudy was drafted early after 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.