Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Despite some reports, Broncos' first-round pick says 'I'm not a bad guy'

By Paul Klee Updated: May 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

CENTENNIAL - Search for "Bradley Roby" on the Internet and one of the first things that pops up?

Character concerns.

That didn't scare away the Denver Broncos from making Roby their first-round pick in the NFL draft on Thursday. The Broncos snagged the Ohio State cornerback at No. 31.

At 5-foot-11, 194 pounds, Roby was a star for the Buckeyes. Still, some draft analysts questioned whether his troubles off the field would force him out of the first round.

Roby was issued a citation for Operating a Vehicle While Impaired (OVI) in April and allegedly was involved in a bar fight in 2013.

"I'm not a bad guy," Roby said on a conference call with Broncos media after he was selected.

"In both situations I never committed a crime," he added.

The Broncos were bound to target a defensive player with their only pick in the first round. They got a supreme athlete who had 69 tackles and three interceptions in his final season in the Big Ten. Roby was named a third-team All-American.

"I did not have any indication (it would be the Broncos). I didn't come for a visit or anything," Roby said. "It was actually a surprise, you know. But I'm actually glad. It's going to be a great place for me."

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories this month

Get 4 more FREE stories

Simply register to continue.

Register

Subscribe now

Get access unlimited access to premium stories.

Subscribe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
OCT
21
OCT
22
OCT
23
OCT
24
OCT
25
OCT
26
OCT
27
OCT
28
OCT
29
OCT
30
OCT
31
NOV
1
NOV
2
NOV
3
Advertisement