Second-year Denver Broncos safety Will Parks is headed back to court for his misdemeanor charges of harassment and family offense domestic violence. According to court records, his hearing has been moved to September 22.
Per the Denver Post, Parks was arrested March 31 and released on a $1,500 bond after an incident with his former girlfriend.
"The woman said that she went to Parks’ home in Englewood to collect her belongings following 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," wrote the Post.
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 the league in March and will continue to monitor the situation. The NFL, too, said it is reviewing the matter as a potential violation of the personal-conduct policy.
“That’s up to the league,” Parks said earlier this month. “The facts will come out when I deal with the legal process. However many court dates I need to attend, I’ll do it. That’s up to the police out here in Adams County to figure out what is going on.
“I’m focused right now. I’m not worried about anything going on with that. If you’re a cop, you handle that. I’m a football player, I play for the Broncos. I have to worry about my team and what’s going on with myself. As long as I do that, everything should be fine," he told the Post.
It's not the first time Parks has been in the wrong kind of spotlight for the Broncos after he posted a snapchat video of two poor throws by Paxton Lynch earlier this month.
Per USA Today, Parks "escaped punishment from his coach and condemnation from his teammates for Snapchatting video clips of practice plays, which they insisted wasn't a dig at Paxton Lynch.
Coach Vance Joseph called the violation of team rules and of players' social media code an innocent mistake by a young player who was trying to highlight himself and not embarrass Lynch, who is trying to unseat incumbent Trevor Siemian for the starting quarterback job this offseason.
In the clips, an erratic Lynch misfires twice to receivers on crossing patterns with Parks in the defensive backfield."
Parks made 22 tackles and an interception in his first NFL season last year.