Denver Broncos Star Needs Alcohol Class

by: Mike Miller

For the second time in less than a year a member of the Denver Broncos football team has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was arrested last week in Denver, Colorado according to the Denver Post. Moreno was the Donkey's 2009 first-round draft pick from the University of Georgia.

Evidently the 24-year-old was driving his Bentley up Interstate 25 doing 70 mps. The posted speed limit in the area usually is 65 mph but is currently posted at 45 mph because it's a construction zone.

Police gave Moreno a breath test and a field sobriety test and took the former Georgia star to a detox facility. He was charged with DUI, failing to have insurance and careless driving.

The Irony of it All

The personalized license plate on the car Moreno was driving read "SAUCED".

Moreno is recovering from surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered in a Nov. 13 game at Kansas City. Moreno lost his starting job at tailback earlier in the season to Willis McGahee, who ended up rushing for 1,199 yards in his first season with the Broncos.

Moreno, the 12th pick of the 2009 draft, is under contract for the 2012 season, the fourth year of his five-year rookie contract.

I am hopeful that having a strong Christian role model leading the team like Tim Tebow that the numerous off-field incidents will cease from the Broncos. At the least Moreno should take an alcohol class and seek counseling.