Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon insists he is sorry for his DUI incident as he has promised that going forward he will stay out of the trouble off the field. Earlier this month, Gordon was arrested on a DUI charge and speeding.
Gordon, who spent the first five years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers, signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Broncos this past offseason. "I am sorry I was even in the situation,'' said Gordon on Wednesday, in his first public comments about the incident.
"I don't want people to feel like 'oh, because Melvin didn't say anything or he didn't speak on it, he just don't care, he's not apologetic about the situation.' That's not the case at all.
Obviously I try to do my best to walk a straight line and lead by example, things like that. I'm a little upset I even put myself in that situation. "I had a hard time just dealing with it myself, like I said, never been in trouble before.
... To the people of Denver and everyone, I don't want anyone to feel like I just don't care, like 'oh he got his money, he don't care.' I do (care), I do. I'm not happy I was in the situation.' '
Gordon hoping to bounce back against the Chargers
This Sunday, the Broncos will be hosting the Chargers and two-time Pro Bowl running back Gordon is hoping for a big performance.
Last Sunday, Gordon had one of his worst performances in the NFL as he fumbled the ball twice in a 43-16 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. "It was just kind of unfortunate I put too much on it,'' Gordon said of the flea-flicker attempt.
" ... You don't go out there and try to fumble. The guy who fumbles feels the worst in the whole stadium, in the whole world at that point in time. ... I'm dying to make a play, I'm trying to help this team win. I don't feel like it's an issue with me, I just get caught up sometimes just trying to make a play.'
' Gordon hasn't lived up to the expectation so far but he hopes to turn the things around and show the Broncos that giving him a good contract wasn't a mistake. "Obviously I didn't have the game I wanted to have.
... It's not too late, we got a lot of games left to turn things around,'' Gordon said. "The year is not over yet. I can still go out there and show the back I want to be, we've got a lot of games left.' '