Charges against Broncos’ T.J. Ward to be dropped in exchange for community service

Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward

Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward

DENVER — Broncos safety T.J. Ward will have misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges against him in exchange for performing community service.

Ward pleaded not guilty to the charges after he allegedly threw a glass mug at a female bartender at PT’s All Nude Club in May. A judge accepted the deal between prosecutors and Ward’s lawyers Monday morning.

Ward was put into a diversion program, which is typical for first-time offenders, and will have to complete four hours of community service. by Oct. 31. If he does, the case will be dismissed.

The Broncos open their preseason schedule Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII in February in which the Broncos were crushed 43-8.