Denver Broncos defensive tackle Ryan McBean was arrested Friday on charges of stalking in Denver, Colo. according to a Denver Post report that cites the Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.
McBean posted a $50,000 bond over the weekend and is set to appear in court on Oct. 28.
McBean's arrest came during the Broncos NFL bye week, which means he definitely spent his free time well. He participated in the Broncos' meetings and practice Monday, even as Broncos head coach John Fox said the team was aware of McBean's arrest. The team is gearing up for quarterback Tim Tebow's debut as its starting quarterback this Sunday.
We'll let the legal process run its course, but at this point, we're gathering information and, hopefully, the facts, Fox told The Denver Post in the typical Let's be aware, but vague statement organizations usually give following the arrest of one of their players.
McBean joins kicker Matt Prater as Broncos that have had brushes with the law this season and have been arrested. Prater was charged with a DUI in early August, when the Broncos were in the midst of training camp. Prater has not missed any games this season.
McBean has recorded eight tackles and one sack in the Broncos' five games this season. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2007 NFL Draft.
His Wikipedia page says that McBean is widely considered as one of the NFL's happiest players. Without citation.