DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned that Denver police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward, a prized free agent pickup.
According to documents reviewed by CBS4, Ward is wanted in connection with an incident that took place earlier in May, which is categorized both as an assault and disturbing the peace.
The warrant became active Thursday. It was issued for Terrell R. Ward, T.J. Ward’s real name. The date of birth on the warrant matches Ward’s date of birth.
Court records reveal little about what prompted the issuance of the arrest warrant. However, sources say the warrant was issued in connection with a scuffle inside a southeast Denver strip club.
The Broncos agreed to terms earlier this year with Ward, who previously played for the Cleveland Browns and was a Pro Bowl player.
Ward signed a $23 million contract with the Broncos. He has been in the NFL since 2010.
Denver Police Cmdr. Matt Murray confirmed “a warrant was issued. We have been working with him to turn himself in. It’s a misdemeanor assault.”
Murray declined to say more.
“We have been aware of this issue and will continue to review all of the facts,” the Broncos organization said in a statement.
In 2012, Ward was apparently involved in a scuffle outside a Los Angeles nightclub but was not arrested in that case.