- Jerry Jeudy has been arrested on criminal tampering charges
- The NFL world has been quick to react to the news on social media
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Jerry Jeudy’s arrest in Denver sent shockwaves throughout the NFL world.
The Broncos wide receiver was booked on charges of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, NFL insider Ari Meirov reports, which is a misdemeanor.
Jerry Jeudy update via @ArapahoeSO: Jeudy is being held on charges of second degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty. https://t.co/AQZo5uaZKP
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 12, 2022
According to Colorado case law:
“A person commits the crime of second degree criminal tampering if he tampers with property of another with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another or if he knowingly makes an unauthorized connection with property of a utility,” per Colorado case law. “Second degree criminal tampering is a class 2 misdemeanor.”
The charge could spur from something relatively minor, though the domestic violence enhancer makes it seem that this was an argument or dispute with family or someone he lives with.
Due to that relationship with the accuser, he won’t be able to post bond.
Jerry Jeudy will stay in jail until he sees a judge because this involves domestic violence.
That will likely take place in the next 24 hours.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) May 12, 2022
The wideout was a first round NFL draft pick in 2020, and he experienced a breakout rookie season with the Broncos. Last year, he took a step back, but he was expected to be one of the top targets of incoming quarterback Russell Wilson, whom the team signed over the offseason.
As you can expect, the shocking news caused quite the stir on social media.
NFL world weighs in on Jerry Jeudy’s arrest
Professional football player Jerry Jeudy has been arrested by Arapahoe Co sheriff deputies. He's being held at the Arapahoe Co jail on charges of 2nd degree criminal tampering w/a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty
— Arapahoe Sheriff (@ArapahoeSO) May 12, 2022
Arapahoe Sheriff announced that Broncos’ WR Jerry Jeudy is “being held at the Arapahoe Co jail on charges of 2nd degree criminal tampering w/a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12, 2022
The charge against #Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy — 2nd-degree criminal tampering — in Colorado means tampering with another person's property "with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance."
The domestic-violence enhancer is based on Jeudy's relationship with the accuser.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 12, 2022
Many have been quick to note that he’s now the second former Alabama wide receiver to be arrested this offseason. Former teammate in Tuscaloosa Henry Ruggs was booked for a drunk driving incident that ended with someone being killed.
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) May 12, 2022
While Jeudy’s charge is much less serious, there is a chance that he could see jail time. It appears the maximum sentence carries up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Jeudy is innocent until proven guilty. We will see how this plays out for him and the Broncos in the coming weeks.