It’s perfectly acceptable for Broncos kicker Matt Prater to drive a football through the uprights. It’s unacceptable, however, for him to drive his car while intoxicated.
In breaking news, Prater was arrested last week for allegedly driving drunk in Greenwood Village, and for fleeing the scene of an accident.
Prater is in his 5th season out of Central Florida. He has a career average of 79.1% on field goals with a long of 59 yards.
Prater suited up Thursday night for the Broncos first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys and connected on all three of his field goal attempts.
Consequences will likely come from both the state and from the NFL if Prater is convicted.
Steve Hauschka is the Broncos second team kicker. Hauschka played in the final weeks of the Broncos season last year since Prater sat out with an injury.
Prater signed just signed a contract this July and is slated to receive $1.835 million this year.
More to come as details are released.