DENVER - A second Denver Broncos executive is facing drunken driving charges, The Associated Press has learned.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Tom Heckert, the Broncos' recently hired director of pro personnel, was arrested in Parker on the night of June 11 and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.
"I am extremely disappointed that in my short time with the Broncos I have made such a serious mistake," he said in a statement provided by the team. "My actions last month have brought embarrassment to the organization, and I fully understand the consequences that are involved. I am truly sorry and take complete responsibility for this situation."
The news comes one day after Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell apologized for his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.
"One member of the Broncos arrested for driving under the influence is one too many," the team said in a written statement. "This type of behavior puts innocent people at risk and cannot be tolerated. While our team and league supply plenty of resources to prevent these situations, it is clear we need to do better."
A pretrial conference is scheduled for Aug. 30 for Heckert. His lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, wasn't available for comment.