Posted July 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates with President Joe Ellis quotes saying apologies for DUI arrests ring hollow; adds details and background. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos coach John Fox gathered his players at midfield last month just before they dispersed for summer vacation and gave them his usual admonition about staying out of trouble. By all accounts, they have heeded that advice not to embarrass themselves or the organization. But Executive Vice President John Elway's top two assistants haven't. ''Just make good decisions, be smart,'' Fox said that hot June 13 afternoon, a mantra heard across the league as players scattered for some R&R following months of offseason workouts. One day before, the Broncos brass had learned that Tom Heckert, the former Cleveland Browns general manager, had been charged with drunken driving in nearby Parker just a month after being hired as Denver's director of pro personnel. The Broncos ...
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