Broncos S T.J. Ward issued a statement regarding his one-game suspension.
I take full responsibility for the incident that occurred in May 2014 and am willing to accept the consequences of my actions by serving my one game suspension. Although I was never arrested and all charges against me were ultimately dismissed, I have no one to blame but myself for being in the predicament that evening.
- Garafolo adds that this suspension stems from an incident at a strip club that occurred shortly after he signed with the Broncos last year.
Ward, 28, signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract that included $13.5 million guaranteed with the Broncos in March last last year. Ward will make base salaries of $4 million (2015), $4.5 million (2016) and $4.5 million (2017) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2014, Ward appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and recorded 74 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 safety out of 87 qualifying players.