DENVER — Broncos safety T.J. Ward appeared in court Friday on misdemeanor charges that he threw a glass mug at a bartender at a Denver strip club.
Ward, 27, is charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace in the May 10 incident at PT’s All Nude club. Court documents say Ward tossed the mug at the bartender at 2:40 a.m. after he was told he couldn’t bring a drink into the club.
A court date was set for June 23, The Denver Post reported.
Police had issued an arrest warrant for Ward on Thursday. Ward’s attorney, Abe Hutt, said his client didn’t know he was wanted until he saw a television news report Thursday night. Hutt said the warrant was dismissed Friday.
Hutt said he had not read police statements and could not respond to questions about what happened at the club.
Ward signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract with the Broncos this spring. He is coming off a Pro Bowl season for the Cleveland Browns.
Under NFL rules, Ward could be fined for a misdemeanor offense, but a suspension is considered unlikely.
Ward’s agent, Josh Arnold, couldn’t immediately be reached by phone for comment.
Club video surveillance shows that Ward picked “up a glass mug that is sitting on the bar and tosses/throws the glass mug at her. The male then walks away,” the court documents said.
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