Denver Broncos: Adam Gotsis absolved of rape charge
Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis was absolved of a rape charge stemming from a 2013 incident, according to reports…
Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis, a breakout player in 2017, was absolved of a rape charge stemming from a 2013 incident at Georgia Tech, per an official release.
Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic has been all over this story since it first came to light, and she had the initial report.
She also broke the great news for Gotsis on Wednesday:
Gotsis sort of had to go dark this offseason after these allegations in mid-March.
The Broncos rightly let the legal process play out and Gotsis didn’t really spend much time away from the team this offseason, participating in OTAs and obviously all of training camp.
Gotsis was a second-round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2016 for the Broncos and was somewhat of a surprise pick for the team considering pretty much no one knew anything about him.
The Australian-born Gotsis has developed into a monster at the right defensive end position and on early downs, he was phenomenal for the Broncos as a sophomore after spending the majority of his rookie season learning, getting fully healthy, and gaining some necessary weight.
In year three, expectations are for Gotsis to continue improving, specifically as a pass rusher.
He was compared by some coming out of Georgia Tech to Malik Jackson, the guy he ‘replaced’ in the 2016 offseason.
The Broncos have incredible depth on the defensive line but Gotsis is a player they are obviously highly invested in.
At the time of his drafting, there were rumblings that defensive line coach Bill Kollar was ‘banging the table’ for the team to draft him.
If the first two years of progression are any indication, it seems Kollar’s scouting eye was on point when he looked at Gotsis’ college tape.
Gotsis can now move forward with his life and will be the Broncos’ starting right defensive end.