Broncos Kevin Alexander Arrested, Cut From Team

Alexander Arrested After Girlfriend Called Police

Aurora police arrested Denver Broncos player Kevin Alexander on suspicion of assault and battery Monday morning.

Hours later the team issued a short statement that said simply, "the club waived rookie linebacker Kevin Alexander."

Aurora police told 7NEWS they were called to Alexander's apartment shortly before 10 a.m. Monday on a report of a domestic violence incident involving a man and his girlfriend.

The woman told police she had been assaulted the night before by her boyfriend.

Officers said during the investigation they developed probable cause to arrest Kevin Kirk Alexander, 23, of Aurora, on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and battery.

Former player and ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth said it's no surprise Alexander was cut Monday.

"I think obviously that has a lot to do with his arrest," said Schlereth.

Cut by the team the same day he was arrested for battery. But 7NEWS wanted to know why Alexander was cut when two other players arrested this year, cornerback Perrish Cox and linebacker DJ Williams have so far kept their jobs. Cox was arrested on allegations of rape, Williams for DUI.

"If you look at a guy who has a bright football future, may have some issues off the field, but has a bright football future, you're hoping to rectify those off the field issues because of the talent he brings to the football field. If you've got a guy who has some off the field issues, and he's one of the last guys on your roster -- who's easy to replace, often times those guys become the sacrificial lambs," said Schlereth. "They'll tolerate that stuff for guys who are great players."

The Broncos said Alexander's arrest had nothing to do with him being cut. The team said Monday it needed to make room on the already crowded roster.

Alexander was arrested shortly before noon, police said.

Alexander posted a $2,000 bond and was released from jail, police said.

Alexander is expected in court Tuesday.

Alexander is from Lake Butler, Fla. He played in eight games for the Denver Broncos this season, according to STATS, Inc. The company said the 6 foot 4 inch tall Alexander recorded one tackle. Alexander was listed as a backup for Robert Ayers.

The Denver Broncos listed Alexander as probable for yesterday's game due to an ankle injury, according to FOX Sports.

This is third arrest involving the Denver Broncos this season. Cornerback Perrish Cox was arrested earlier this month on allegations of rape. Linebacker DJ Williams was arrested in November on suspicion of driving under the influence. Both Cox and Williams are still playing for the Broncos.