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Jeudy, 23, is being held at the Arapahoe County Jail for investigation of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held without bond.
Deputies were called to a home in Arapahoe County around 10:15 a.m. after the mother of Jeudy’s one-month-old child called authorities asking for a “keep-the-peace” situation between her and the wide receiver, Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown said during a news conference.
The woman was described by authorities as being in an “ongoing relationship” with Jeudy. She told deputies that she had property the wide receiver was in control of, which included a wallet, a child car seat, and paperwork involving the child. Brown said the items were locked in a vehicle, which the woman couldn’t access.
Brown noted that there was no physical contact between Jeudy and the woman during the domestic dispute, and Jeudy was taken into custody without incident.
Jeudy will appear in county court Friday morning. The domestic violence enhancer was added because Jeudy and the woman were in an intimate relationship.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) before the game against the Washington Football Team at Empower Field at Mile High on Oct 31. 2021.
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Under Colorado’s Title 18, a person commits the crime of second-degree criminal tampering if he/she “tampers with property of another with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another or if he knowingly makes an unauthorized connection with property of a utility.”
The domestic violence enhancer could essentially increase penalties if Jeudy is charged and convicted.
Public information officer John Bartmann told Fox News Digital earlier in the day that Jeudy wouldn’t get any preferential treatment during his booking despite his status as an NFL player.
“He’s not going to get any preferential treatment,” Bartmann said. “Back to the line.”
Jeudy, the No. 15 overall pick by the Broncos in the 2020 NFL Draft, is expected to be one of the top receiving targets for newly traded quarterback Russell Wilson.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy takes part in drills during NFL football practice in Denver on Aug. 29, 2020.
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“He could help me a lot. He’s a great quarterback – a Hall of Fame [caliber] quarterback that came to the offense as a leader. [He’s] getting me better as well. He’s going to help me a lot this year,” Jeudy told reporters last week.
Jeudy was hampered by an ankle injury for most of last season, as he played in 10 games and had 38 catches for 467 yards and failed to score a touchdown.
During his rookie season, Jeudy caught 52 passes for 856 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy catches a touchdown pass in front of Clemson’s Tanner Muse during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, 2019.
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He was a standout wide receiver at Alabama prior to his NFL career.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.