An arrest warrant was issued for Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward for an alleged assault stemming from a fight at a Denver strip club on May 9.
“We have been aware of this issue and will continue to review all of the facts,” the Broncos said in a statement.
Court records show the disturbance happened at PT’s All Nude.
Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson did not know details of the incident, but described it as “some type of disturbance at a nightclub.” He said Ward will be charged with a misdemeanor count of assault.
A manager at PT’s told The Associated Press that he had no information about the incident.
Ward’s agent, Josh Arnold, didn’t immediately return a phone call from the AP seeking comment.
Ward is coming off a Pro Bowl season in Cleveland and this spring signed a four-year, $22.5 million deal with Denver.
Ward, who was also a second-team All-Pro last season, is one of three marquee free agents the Broncos signed to add an edge to their defense following their 43-8 loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl.
“He’s a young, explosive strong safety who is going to bring a lot of energy and toughness to our secondary,” general manager John Elway said when he signed Ward on March 11 to a contract that guarantees the 27-year-old Oregon alum $14 million.