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This Reason Is Not So Sauer(brun)

December 21, 2007

Mike Shanahan officially explained why he cut Todd Sauerbrun. “Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that he cut punter Todd Sauerbrun not because of anything related to on-field performance, and not even because he was charged with hitting a cab driver, but because he was rude to the police officers who arrested him.

”The bottom line was, the way he treated the police officers, not to get into the situation that happened with the taxi cab driver, but the way he talked to the officers and the way he handled that situation was very un-professional,” Shanahan said, per Bill Williamson of the Denver Post.  ”The police officers here in Denver have done an unbelievable job for us, working with the Darrent Williams case, they’ve just been very good. For him to handle himself that way, in that situation, was uncalled for.  That’s why he’s not with us.”

On December 8, Sauerbrun was cited for simple assault after a cab driver accused Sauerbrun of slapping him in the back of the head.  Sauerbrun denies that he hit the cab driver.

Sauerbrun has said he thinks Broncos owner Pat Bowlen made the decision to cut him, but Shanahan indicated that it was his decision.

Because Sauerbrun was not claimed off waivers, he is an unrestricted free agent.  It is possible that a team could pick him up for the end of the regular season or the playoffs, but if he wants his NFL career to continue, he’ll more likely have to earn a roster spot in training camp in 2008 — and prove that he can stay out of trouble off the field until then.” Source:  

One Comment
  1. Smelly Nelly permalink
    December 21, 2007 5:21 PM

    I am so glad we cut this guy. He was a jerk.

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