Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/16/13

The Denver Broncos hoped these incidents would never reach the media, but now that the cat, or cats rather, are out of the bag, the team has to make a big statement. On Monday, the Broncos announced that player personnel director Matt Russell is suspended indefinitely without pay and pro personnel director Tom Heckert will get off a little easier, with a month suspension without pay, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Not sure what went into their decision making in doling out the penalties, but the team would really love to put his behind them and focus on the upcoming season. Both men will also be provided treatment, for alcohol abuse presumably. The suspensions come down as a new story emerged that lineman Quentin Saulsberry was also arrested for DUI back in May. “When I was named to this position two years ago, I spoke of the role this organization has in the community,” Executive VP of football operations John Elway said in a statement. “We all have an individual responsibility to represent this team in the appropriate manner at all times. It’s particularly disappointing that two members of my staff acted so irresponsibly. Simply put, it’s unacceptable and inexcusable.”

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