New Broncos RB Denies Buying Drugs

By: Arnie Stapleton - AP Sports Writer Email
By: Arnie Stapleton - AP Sports Writer Email

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Correll Buckhalter denies he was involved with an alleged drug dealer who is on trial in Pennsylvania, according to his agent.

A suburban Philadelphia prosecutor said Wednesday that an alleged drug dealer told police he sold drugs to athletes including Buckhalter, a running back who signed with the Denver Broncos last month after eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

"First of all, this news caught both Correll and me by surprise this morning," agent J.R. Rickert told the Associated Press. "When I found out, I talked to Correll, who said to me there is absolutely no validity to the allegation that was made. He did not purchase drugs from this individual or speak to this individual on the phone."

Buckhalter signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Broncos last month.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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