Broncos’ Melvin Gordon finally breaks silence on DUI arrest
Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon has finally opened up about his current bout with the law. On Oct. 13, the 27-year-old was arrested for DUI and is now facing charges relating to this offense.
On Wednesday, Gordon broke his silence, as he tried to provide some insight as to why it has taken him this long to speak about his arrest:
“Because of the legal things, I haven’t been able to publicly say what I needed to say, but to put it out [there], I am sorry I was even in the situation,” Gordon said, via Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post. “I don’t want people to feel like, ‘Because Melvin didn’t say anything or didn’t speak out, he’s not apologetic about the situation.’ That’s not the case at all.”
The Broncos running back then went on to express how regretful he is of the situation, and how truly sorry he is for setting a terrible example:
“Obviously, I try my best to walk a straight line and lead by example. I’m a little upset I even put myself in this situation,” Gordon said. “I had a hard time just dealing with it myself — never been in trouble before. To the people of Denver and everyone, I just don’t want anyone to feel like I don’t care and [think], ‘Oh, he has money, he doesn’t care.’ I do. I’m not happy I was in that situation.”
According to reports, the Broncos will not be punishing Gordon for his offense. Then again, he is likely to face some form of penalty from the league soon. Hopefully for him, this serves as a learning experience that will only make him a better role model.