Former Broncos Player Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
Aug. 12, 1996
DENVER (AP) _ Former Denver Broncos cornerback Michael Harden was released Sunday from the Denver County Jail after posting bond of $550 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charges.
Harden, 38, was arrested Saturday night after working as a color commentator for a Denver radio station on the Broncos' exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers at Mile High Stadium.
Denver police spokesman John Wyckoff said officers had been trying to track down Harden for about a month for investigation of assault and disturbing the peace.
Harden's girlfriend, whose name wasn't released, filed charges against him a month ago, authorities said. She accused him of throwing her up against a wall and choking her during a dispute at a Denver home, Wyckoff said.
``Somebody heard him on the radio and we waited until the game was over to make the arrest,'' he said. ``We just all of a sudden realized where he was.''
Harden, with the Broncos for eight seasons, apparently did not resist arrest, Wyckoff said.
Harden played for the Broncos from 1980-88, becoming one of the cornerstones of the defense. He recently worked as a sports agent.
An advisement hearing for Harden was set for Sept. 18 in Denver County Court.