After being charged with DUI in October, Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon is poised to receive a three-game suspension from the NFL. The league won’t hand down that suspension until after Gordon’s legal punishment has been determined.
Gordon virtually appeared at his plea hearing today (Dec. 14) and his attorneys requested a postponed hearing until Jan. 14, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. Judge Olympia Fay agreed to reschedule, so Gordon won’t have his DUI charge sorted out until next year.
That means Gordon won’t be suspended this season. He’ll be allowed to play in the Broncos’ final three games against the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders.
Gordon has rushed 162 times for 753 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games this season, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. If he continues his pace of 62.75 yards per game, Gordon will finish the year with 941 rushing yards. That would mark the most for Gordon since he gained 1,105 yards with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017.