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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Former Broncos QB Chad Kelly isn’t an idiot, but he might be an addict

On Wednesday, the Broncos released backup quarterback Chad Kelly. The circumstances surrounding Kelly’s arrest and subsequent release from the team fed talk show fodder and watercooler talk across the country, particularly in the Mile High City.

Kelly’s story became an instant source of entertainment and bemused laughter. Frequently, recent conversations about Kelly end with the summary phrase, “What an idiot.”

Kelly’s story is anything but funny, and I doubt he is an idiot. To the contrary, Kelly appears to be an addict whose life is spiraling downward in a very public way.

If anything, we should be discussing his story in somber tones reserved for the most serious topics.

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