It’s been a tough day for the Broncos and owner Pat Bowlen, as his son John was held in the Arapahoe County Jail overnight after an arrest Wednesday on domestic violence charges.
John Bowlen was arrested around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday after police responded to a dropped 911 call, and the events of the case don’t seem to be in his favor.
According to arrest report, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s son was under influence of ‘whippets’ & alcohol before arrest. pic.twitter.com/mCLvau5ADv
— Eric Kahnert (@erickahnert) June 4, 2015
“When [Bowlen] pushed [the caller] against the wall, she dropped the cellphone, at which point he picked it up and hung up the connection with 911,” Glendale police said in a statement.
Bowlen was held overnight in lieu of bail and had a court appearance Thursday afternoon. Courthouse records show he was held on two Class 3 misdemeanor counts: third-degree assault and harassment.
He was granted a pretrial release in court Thursday. Bond was set at $1,000, and his next court date is July 6.
Bowlen was placed on an “indefinite leave of absence” from the team Thursday afternoon.
“We are disappointed to learn of the matter involving John Bowlen, who is a son of Owner Pat Bowlen and an administrative employee with the organization. While this is a personal issue, he is accountable to all club and league conduct policies,” the Broncos said in a statement. “As such, John will be placed on an indefinite leave of absence from the organization.”
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