New Broncos coach Vance Joseph addresses '04 sexual assault allegations at Colorado

They introduce a Boulder Police Department report from 2004 in which a woman said Joseph, then the defensive backs coach, went home with her and a friend-both believed to be athletic trainers-after a night out.

One woman said that after she had gone to bed she woke up with Joseph naked in the bed alongside her, "touching her all over with his hands and rubbed his body against her", the Camera reports, citing police documents. Joseph was placed on leave by the school, but then he took the Bowling Green job five days later.

"For myself, for my family, for the Denver Broncos, I'm disappointed and embarrassed", Joseph told the Denver Post. But I've grown so much and that's why I'm disappointed, because I've grown so much as a person, as a coach, as a father, as a husband.

According to Jhabvala, Joseph said the Broncos are aware of the situation and that he discussed it with general manager John Elway and president/CEO Joe Ellis.

It was just last week that the Boulder Daily Camera posted details it obtained from the original 2004 police report detailing the allegations against Joseph. He stayed on until 2001 before heading to the University of Wyoming as a defensive backs coach in the spring of 2002.

Vance Joseph, last year's defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, was accused of sexual assault when he coached at Colorado in 2003.

At the time, the implication in local reports was that Joseph's departure was connected to a massive recruiting scandal that involved multiple women saying they were raped by football players, as well as reports of slush funds, and recruiting parties that hired strippers.

One of the alleged victims told Boulder police at the time, that she and her friend were "not the only women that VJ (Joseph) was getting in trouble for", according to the police report, which summarized a detective's 2004 interview with the woman.

The Broncos last Thursday acknowledged reports that Joseph had been investigated for sexual harassment, saying, "This issue was resolved administratively almost 15 years ago, and he's moved forward from it".

The Camera reports that the 2004 police report doesn't include anything about the alleged steam room incident, but a trainer told police that her encounter with Joseph wasn't consensual. The woman said she later went to bed and awakened to find Joseph in the bedroom.

In response to said allegations, Joseph addressed the issue.



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