An arrest warrant was issued for Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward on Thursday for alleged misdemeanor charges of assault and disturbing the peace. According to the warrant, Ward is accused of throwing a glass mug at a bartender inside a Denver strip club called Centerfolds.
According to the warrant, Ward and three other men approached the bartender to ask for $200 in one dollar bills in the early hours of May 10. He was holding a glass bottle when he went up to the bar and was told to take it out to his car or throw it away.
The Denver Post describes it from there:
About 10 minutes later, Ward returned to the bar with a non-alcoholic drink purchased at the club and asked for a cup of ice. The bartender then saw him pour from the same bottle he had been told to take outside, the document said.
The bartender took the cup and poured out the drink. When she turned to help another customer, she felt something hit her wrist, the document said.
The bartender was told Ward threw a glass mug at her. Video surveillance from inside the club reportedly confirms this story.
The other men with Ward include Broncos DT Terrance Knighton and former Broncos CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The woman did not know who Ward was at the time but identified him by looking at pictures of him on the ‘net.
It looks like everything was worked out because police say the warrant was mistakenly issued. Ward appeared in court on Friday and was given a ticket instead.
Are you at all surprised by this? Do you think the newest member of the Broncos defense would really be arrested for something that small? I don’t want to dismiss what Ward allegedly did because that’s pretty shady, but there’s no way the team wasn’t going to handle this.