The Denver Broncos report today that they cut punter Todd Sauerbrun. Sauerbrun, known for juicing in the past, went all rage on someone last week. The Broncs must have felt this was bad for PR, considering Denver's poor record this year. Thus, they punted the Sauerbrun. Denver Post here:
The team is expected to announce it later today.
Sauerbrun was recently cited for simple assault after an incident involving a cab driver in Denver in the early morning hours of Dec. 8.
He has been the Broncos' punter all season. He was Denver's punter in 2005 but was cut last year after he served a four-game NFL suspension for using a banned dietary supplement...
The Broncos traded for Sauerbrun in May 2005. Before coming to the Broncos, he was arrested in December 2005 for driving under the influence (he later plead guilty to driving while impaired) and was part of the Carolina Panthers steroid scandal.
Sauerbrun was one of three Panthers players named in an investigation of a South Carolina physician accused of writing illegal prescriptions for steroids during the 2003 season. Sauerbrun was not implicated in any lawsuit or disciplined by the league.
Police said last week Sauerbrun was cited Dec. 8 for allegedly hitting a cab driver, who had ordered Sauerbrun to get out of his cab because of his belligerent attitude. He was taken to the city's detox holding cell for a few hours before he was released. He played the next day against Kansas City.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 15.
"Things like this get blown out of proportion," Sauerbrun said last week at Broncos camp. "I will be exonerated."
Sauerbrun meant 'excommunicated' not 'exonerated'.