The Broncos released the following statement, per Nicki Jhabvala, regarding the report of sexual assault allegations made against Emmanuel Sanders:
“We are aware of the media report involving Emmanuel Sanders and are looking into it.”
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According to TMZ Sports, Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders will not be prosecuted for felony sexual assault after a Texas grand jury decided that there was not enough evidence to move forward with the case.
Sanders was accused of sexual assault in Harris County, Texas and the case was classified as a felony 2, which implies that there were serious allegations made against him.
However, it remains unclear when the alleged sexual assault took place and a grand jury “failed to find a bill of indictment” on January 9, so there just wasn’t enough evidence to Sanders’ guilt.
Court docs obtained by TMZ Sports show that Sanders is off the hook.
It’s still possible that the NFL will conduct their own investigation into Sanders and possibly suspend him based on what they find.
Sanders, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract before signing on with the Broncos back in 2014.
Sanders is entering the third year of his four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8.15 million for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Sanders appeared in 12 games and caught 47 passes for 555 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Sanders as the news is available.