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Broncos' Brandon has bond revoked on assault charge

7/18/2006 - NFL Sam Brandon Denver Broncos + more

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Denver Broncos safety Sam Brandon was
led away from a courtroom Monday after a judge revoked his bond
posted for charges stemming from a domestic violence incident last
July, authorities said.

Brandon, 27, was found to have violated terms of his release by
leaving the state, district attorney spokeswoman Kathleen Walsh
said in a statement. He was booked into jail and was released after
he posted a new bond that was set at $10,000.

A fourth-round pick by Denver in 2002, Brandon faces a charge of
third-degree assault and a charge of criminal mischief, both
misdemeanors, stemming from his arrest July 4, 2005. Details were
not immediately available, but Lt. Alan Stanton of the Douglas
County sheriff's department has said they were related to domestic
violence.

Neither Broncos officials nor Brandon immediately returned a
phone message left at the team's office.

His trial is scheduled for Oct. 3.

At the hearing Monday, a judge granted a prosecutor's request to
use a 911 call at Brandon's trial while denying permission to use
the accuser's statement to police, Walsh said. A judge also denied
a defense request to suppress Brandon's statements and evidence
collected at the scene.

Brandon signed a contract extension with the Broncos in
February. He appeared in 14 games last regular season, splitting
his time on defense and special teams. He recorded 20 tackles,
three pass breakups and one fumble recovery. He also filled in at
cornerback.