Broncos RB Gordon pleads not guilty in DUI case

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Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon entered a plea of not guilty in his DUI case Thursday in a virtual appearance in Denver County Court.

Gordon’s next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 24, with a potential jury trial on April 8 if the case is not resolved before then. Gordon, who could still face league discipline in the 2021 season, was arrested Oct. 13 in downtown Denver and charged with DUI; he also was cited for speeding — between 25 and 39 mph over the legal limit.

Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended for the final two games of the 2019 season after a Dec. 16 court appearance that year on a DUI charge. Jackson entered a plea of “driving while ability impaired,” and his suspension was announced by the NFL the next day.

Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Broncos during the last offseason. He led the Broncos in carries (215), rushing yards (986) and rushing touchdowns (nine) this past season.

Gordon still faces the potential of league discipline as well as the possibility that newly hired general manager George Paton could move to void $6.5 million worth of

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