Arapahoe County Sherrif Tyler Brown said Jeudy cooperated with his arrest and there was no physical violence involved in the incident. The Broncos receiver is scheduled to appear before a judge on Friday morning.
Last update: 05/13/22 10:09
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence amplifier, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said.
The 23-year-old is being held in a jail nationwide without bond and will remain in jail until he sees a judge.
Jeudy’s arrest is linked to an incident involving the mother of her one-month-old daughter, who told an MP that Jeudy put her wallet and their baby’s medical papers in her car at their home so she could can’t access it.
Sheriff Tyler Brown told a news conference that Jeudy cooperated with his arrest and that there was no physical violence involved in the incident. He said Jeudy would be held overnight and appear before a judge on Friday morning.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Ginger Delgado said domestic violence enhancers are added to cases where the victim is someone who had or has an intimate relationship with an accused.
“Because of the domestic violence reinforcer, Jeudy could not be released on bail until he appeared before a judge,” she said.
Brown, who called the charge a very low-level misdemeanor, said he called the press conference to clarify a few points, including that there was no physical violence involved.
“The second part of this is a domestic violence amplifier and I know that the word violence implies physical contact. I can tell you specifically that there was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy and the female part in this investigation. It was all about the property,” Brown says.
“There was no property damage,” the sheriff added. ‘All that happened was there was an allegation that property was being withheld and deputies determined there were sufficient probable grounds to make an arrest.’
Jeudy has played two seasons with the Broncos since they selected him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft from Alabama. He played in 10 games (five starts) last season while dealing with a sprained ankle and a stint on the COVID-19 roster.
Jeudy caught 90 passes for 1,323 yards and three touchdowns in 26 games (19 starts).