Broncos’ Ronnie Hillman may face 6 months in jail after citation

Ronnie Hillman, right, takes a handoff at Denver Broncos training camp as fellow rookie Brock Osweiler, No. 6, looks on.

Ronnie Hillman, right, takes a handoff at Denver Broncos training camp as fellow rookie Brock Osweiler, No. 6, looks on.

DENVER — Denver Broncos running back Ronnie HIllman has had his share of struggles on the field this season, and now it appears he may be facing a fair share of issues away from the field, as well.

According to court records, Hillman is scheduled to appear in an Arapahoe County court next week to face a pair of charges, driving while under restraint and driving with expired license plates.

The driving under restraint citation is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.

Hillman was issued both citations on Nov. 23.

It was not immediately clear why Hillman’s license had been placed under restraint. He is expected to miss at least one practice this week, as he’s scheduled for a court arraignment on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m.

The Broncos will take part in their first playoff game of the postseason on the proceeding Sunday, Jan. 15.

Hillman’s second season with the Broncos was mostly a disappointing one. Despite opening the season as the team’s starting running back, Hillman logged more than 9 carries in just one game, and was benched for seven straight contests after fumbling twice in two weeks.

One of Hillman’s fumbles cost the Broncos a chance at a win over the Indianapolis Colts.