Broncos’ DUI arrests lead to suspensions for Matt Russell, Tom Heckert |

Broncos’ DUI arrests lead to suspensions for Matt Russell, Tom Heckert

This booking photo provided by the Summit County, Colo., sheriff's department shows the Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell after he was arrested for driving under the influence on July 6, 2013, in Summit County. The Broncos on Monday, July 15 announced discipline imposed by the organization for Russell and Director of Pro Personnel Tom Heckert. The club has suspended Russell indefinitely without pay following his actions on July 6. Heckert has been suspended by the team for one month without pay following his incident on June 11. Both suspensions are effective beginning today, July 15. (AP Photo/Summit County Sheriff)
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There were no surprises about how John Elway felt. These are Elway’s top two assistants. He promoted one, hired the other.

Matt Russell is Elway’s No. 1 deputy as the Broncos’ director of player personnel. The team on Monday suspended Russell indefinitely without pay after his arrest July 6 for suspicion of drunken driving and other charges in Summit County.

A few months ago, Elway let the contract of Keith Kidd expire, then replaced him as director of pro personnel with Tom Heckert. A month after Heckert had been on the job, he was arrested June 11 in Parker on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Broncos disciplined Heckert, 45, with a one-month suspension without pay Monday.

Read more: Broncos’ DUI arrests lead to suspensions for Matt Russell, Tom Heckert – The Denver Post

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