|Kircus' future with Broncos up in air following fight|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 21 May 2007 12:25|
Kircus got into an argument when he was asked to leave a party early Sunday, hit a man and broke bones in his face, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department said.
Kircus was released on $6,000 bail and ordered to appear in court Tuesday, the sheriff's department said. If convicted, he could be sentenced to two to six years in prison.
His lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, and agent, Josh Wright, did not immediately return calls.
Coach Mike Shanahan said the team will await the outcome of the legal process before making any decision on Kircus' status.
``Obviously, if he didn't handle himself the right way, he won't be with us,'' Shanahan said of the backup receiver and return specialist who joined the team last season.
Kircus had been invited to a party at a home in suburban Centennial, but got into a disagreement with the woman who invited him, authorities said. The man who owned the home was struck in the face after repeatedly asking Kircus to leave, the sheriff's office said.
The man was treated at a hospital, Sheriff Grayson Robinson said. The man's condition and the extent of his injuries were not available and his name was not released.
The 27-year-old Kircus had nine receptions for a team-leading 20.8 yards-per-catch average and returned six punts for a 14.3-yard average last season.
Kircus met with Shanahan on Monday before heading to the sheriff's department to stand in a photo lineup while his teammates participated in passing camp. The coach said what Kircus told him was ``a much different story from obviously what came across from the other person.''
``Let's wait for the due process to take care of itself and find out if he's guilty or not,'' Shanahan said. ``If he's guilty, then he'll pay the penalty. If not, obviously, he'll be with us.''
Kircus is the second Broncos receiver to run afoul of the law this offseason. Brandon Marshall was arrested in March on suspicion of domestic violence.