TJ Ward, the newly signed Denver Bronco safety, received a summons for an appearance in Denver Municipal Court for assault and disturbing the peace for throwing a glass object at a strip club bartender.
Denver Municipal Code:
Sec. 38-93. Assault.
It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally or recklessly assault, beat, strike, fight or inflict violence on any other person.
Sec. 38-89. Disturbance of the peace.
(a)Generally. It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb or tend to disturb the peace of others by violent, tumultuous, offensive or obstreperous conduct or by loud or unusual noises or by unseemly, profane, obscene or offensive language calculated to provoke a breach of the peace or for any person to permit any such conduct in any house or upon any premises owned or possessed by such person or under their management or control, when within such person’s power to prevent, so that others in the vicinity are or may be disturbed thereby.
On May 10, 2014 around 2:30 in the morning TJ Ward, 27, allegedly brought his own alcoholic beverage into Centerfold Show Club, also known as PT’s All Nude club, and allegedly threw an object at a female bartender.
It is reported that he and two other patrons asked the bartender to make change in $1 bills. Shortly after Ward was seen bringing his own alcoholic beverage into the strip club. He was asked to take the beverage outside. It is unlawful in Colorado to bring previously purchased alcohol into an establishment where alcoholic beverages are being sold.
He returned a little later and asked the same bartender for a cup of ice. The bartender saw him pour himself a drink from his own bottle. She took the glass and poured it out. TJ Ward threw his bottle and struck the bartender injuring her wrist.
TJ Ward’s is due in court June 23, 2014. If Ward pleads guilty to one or more violations in Denver Municipal Court, he is subject to fines not to exceed $999 or serve jail time not to exceed one year or both. Denver Police are investigating the incident.
Ward received a $23 million contract with the Denver Broncos as a free agent this year. The Bronco safety states he has learned from this experience and wants to move on.