GRIESE WILL BE COLOR COMMENTATOR FOR 3 GAMES IN PRESEASON
Former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese will return to the booth as a color commentator for the team’s first three preseason games, according to 9News.
Griese is replacing Ring of Famer John Lynch, a former Broncos safety who was named the San Francisco 49ers’ general manager in January, and will join Ron Zappolo on the 9News-produced telecasts. Zappolo’s partner for the Broncos’ Week 4 preseason game, against the Arizona Cardinals, has yet to be appointed.
Griese has been a college football analyst for ESPN since 2009, and from 201012 was a color commentator for KOA’s radio coverage of Broncos games.
9News, entering its seventh season as the Broncos’ television partner, carries all four of the team’s preseason games (which are on KTVD-Channel 20) as well as five regular-season games.
The Broncos kick off their 2017 preseason at Chicago on Aug. 10, then head to San Francisco for joint practices with the 49ers before a Week 2 game Aug. 19. They close their four-game slate in Denver, against Green Bay on Aug. 26 and then against the Cardinals on Aug. 31.
Court hearing postponed.
Will Parks’ hearing in Adams County court for his misdemeanor charges of harassment and family offense domestic violence has been continued to Sept. 22, according to court records.
The second-year Broncos safety was arrested March 31 and released on a $1,500 bond after an incident with his former girlfriend.
The woman said she went to Parks’ home in Englewood to collect her belongings after their recent breakup but that Parks accused her of stealing his football jerseys and rings, and his social security card and birth certificate. She told police that he threatened to go to her house “with his people” to recover his belongings.
Parks’ attorney said Parks has been cooperative with police and that she and her client “adamantly deny the allegations of criminal conduct.”
The Broncos issued a statement saying they reported it immediately to NFL headquarters in March and will continue to monitor the situation. The NFL is reviewing the matter as a potential violation of the personal-conduct policy.
Former tight end dies.
Mitchell Henry, a tight end who spent five weeks with the Broncos in 2015, died Friday of leukemia at age 24.
Henry, an undrafted rookie in 2015 from Western Kentucky, spent two years in the NFL with the Packers, Broncos and Ravens. Doctors found a cancerous mass in Henry’s chest last December.
The Broncos acquired Henry off waivers before the 2015 season opener. He played his two regular-season games for Denver before being waived by the team in October.