Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy spoke publicly about his dismissed criminal case for the first time on Tuesday.
“Everything went well,” Jeudy said after the Broncos’ second minicamp practice session. “Obviously that’s something I didn’t want to put myself and the team in that kind of situation. I’m glad everything was handled the way it needed to be.”
Jeudy, 23, was arrested on May 12 on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of tampering, which included an increase in his sentence for domestic violence after an argument with the mother of his 1-month-old child. Jeudy spent the night in prison. His biggest snack after an Arapahoe County judge dropped the charges at the request of the prosecutor?
“You just have to know how to deal with the situation from now on,” said Jeudy. “I learned from it. Now I’m just ready to move forward.”
Jeudy did not participate in training for the second day in a row. He’s recovering from what appears to be a groin injury sustained during OTAs, although this doesn’t appear to be a long-term problem.
“I’m feeling pretty good now,” Jeudy said. “I’m just getting better every day and focusing on the little things I need to do to stay better.”
The Broncos are counting on Jeudy to fulfill his potential in the first round with Russell Wilson’s starting quarterback boost. Jeudy recorded 52 catches for 856 yards and three touchdowns in all 16 games as a rookie. But he also dropped a team-high 10 passes. Jeudy went down in his sophomore year with just 38 receptions and no touchdowns. His season was plagued by a severe ankle sprain in Week 1 that limited his availability.
Not scoring a touchdown is a source of motivation for Jeudy this offseason.
“I can’t wait to touch that (end zone) color,” he said. “This is my first[season]that I’ve played football and I can’t score a touchdown. I know you will feel me this year when I get into that end zone.”
Jeudy has earned Justin Simmons’ trust.
“Jerry is getting dangerous,” Simmons said. “The way they used him and the way we really had to focus on him. … Jerry’s gonna have a hell of a year. I can’t wait to see him play and just be let loose. Run free and do what he does best. He’s one of the best route runners I’ve raced against over and over again.
“You have to tune in, know where your leverage is and where your help is. If you don’t, he can make you look silly in practice.”
footnotes. Trainer Nathaniel Hackett made a non-binding statement about holding a full training session on Wednesday for the last day of the mandatory mini-camp: “We’ll see. We need to watch the tape,’ he said. … Whether the injured DE Randy Gregory (shoulder surgery) will be ready for the training camp is not yet known. “We want to make sure we take care of him and get him ready for this first Sunday,” Hackett said. … Simmons recorded an interception during the team phase against Wilson: “To be out there against our offense and against Russ, the mental gymnastics you have to go through before the game even happens … it was a lot of fun.”
https://www.greeleytribune.com/2022/06/15/jerry-jeudy-broncos-dismissed-criminal-case/ “I learned from it. Now I’m just ready to move forward.” — Greeley Tribune