Kelly, the backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing in Englewood, Colo. Several months after that, he was at a Buffalo nightclub when Kelly punched a bouncer in the face when the friend he was with was kicked out of the club; Kelly also threatened to "get my AK-47 and spray this place" according to a police report. It's not clear if he has an attorney to comment on the case.
According to the arrest affidavit, a woman named Nancy Lozano was sitting on a couch near the front door, holding her young child, when the man entered the house.
The Englewood Police Dept. says officers were called to the home at 1:17 AM in reference to a man standing outside the residence.
He has since posted a $2,500 bond and was scheduled to have a court appearance on Wednesday morning.
Elway also drew a strong distinction between a Von Miller-hosted Halloween event and Kelly's behavior, which happened away from an event that included - among others - Broncos players, their significant others and members of other Denver teams.
Kelly's arrest could put the second-year pro in line for discipline from the Broncos or the league, which doesn't need a court conviction to mete out punishment for a violation of the NFL's code of conduct. "The charges are very, very serious, and we understand that", Elway said. At the time of Kelly's arrest, some fellow Broncos were attending a Halloween party inside the Gothic; it's unclear whether Kelly had been at the party earlier.
The Broncos drafted Kelly with the last pick of the 2017 draft, but he missed his entire rookie season due to injury. Although Kelly brought an attitude that had often crossed the line in college, Elway said fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly personally vouched for his nephew, so Elway signed off on the selection. Even head coach Vance Joseph backed Kelly and endorsed him possibly getting some starts down the road. He later played at Ole Miss.
Earlier in 2014, Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson football team for various offenses, including attitude issues. The GM doesn't want to hear about what you did.