Broncos head coach Vance Joseph: Sexual assault claims are false

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph: Sexual assault claims are false
Thursday January 19th, 2017

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph says that sexual assault allegations made against him over a decade ago are false, he told The Denver Post on Wednesday in his first public comments on the issue.

Joseph was accused of sexually assaulting two trainers while he was a defensive backs coach at Colorado in 2004.

Joseph was not charged in the incident because one of the women declined to press charges and the other did not speak to investigators.

He was placed on administrative leave during the investigation and later took an assistant’s coaching job at Bowling Green.

"That was resolved a long time ago,” Joseph said. “For myself, for my family, for the Denver Broncos, I’m disappointed and embarrassed. I was a young guy and it showed to my immaturity and irresponsibility in my life when I was younger. But I’ve grown so much and that’s why I’m disappointed, because I’ve grown so much as a person, as a coach, as a father, as a husband."

The Broncos have already addressed Joseph's situation, saying, “While we were aware of these accusations, he was not charged with anything from the report filed in 2004.”

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