Colts QB Chad Kelly sued after allegedly assaulting Von Miller’s videographer at a Halloween party

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s personal videographer filed a lawsuit against Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Chad Kelly, accusing him of assaulting him and breaking his nose at a Halloween party in Colorado in 2018, according to TMZ. 

Miller’s videographer, Jackson Belcher, was hired to cover Miller’s team-only Halloween party in Denver in 2018, per the report. Kelly, who was in his second season with the Broncos after they selected him in the seventh round of the 2017 draft, allegedly “socked him in the face while drunk and high,” and was “boozing and using recreational drugs.”

Belcher claims in the lawsuit, per TMZ, that Kelly — who was “obviously intoxicated, enraged and highly aggressive” — “inexplicably grabbed” him and punched him in the nose, causing him to fall into other people and then onto a railing. Kelly was then allegedly restrained by multiple security guards. 

Belcher claims the punch required him to undergo four surgeries to fix his broken nose, and that he also suffered a head injury, concussion and both physical and emotional trauma, per the report.

The videographer is suing for the alleged assault and battery for unspecified damages, including the cost of his $14,000 camera, according to TMZ, which he said was broken in the attack. 

Kelly was arrested early the next morning after the party in a separate incident in which he allegedly entered a random residence nearby the party, sat down on the couch next to a woman who was holding her young child and started mumbling incoherently. The homeowner then reportedly hit Kelly with a vacuum tube and kicked him out. He was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing. 

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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos prepares for a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 14: Chad Kelly (6) of the Denver Broncos in the huddle before taking a knee at the end of the second quarter. The Denver Broncos hosted the Los Angelos Rams at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, October 14, 2018. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 07: Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) during warm ups prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos on October 7, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) during the NFL regular season football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 01, 2018, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, CO. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) in the tunnel before player introductions during the NFL regular season football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 01, 2018, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, CO. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos throws as he warms up before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos hands offsides the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 21-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos leading the offense against the Washington Redskins at FedExField stadium in Landover, Maryland. August 24, 2018 (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos during warmups before he takes on the Washington Redskins at FedExField stadium in Landover, Maryland. August 24, 2018 (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 11: Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during preseason week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Vikings defeated the Broncos 42-28. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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He also pled guilty to disorderly conduct in 2014 after an incident in a Buffalo nightclub, just months after he was dismissed from Clemson for conduct detrimental to the team. 

Kelly was released from the Broncos in following the incident, and signed a deal with the Colts in May. He was suspended for the first two games of the season, however, and was then waived and resigned to their practice squad. He’s currently their third-string quarterback.

The 25-year-old has appeared in just one game in his NFL career, and has just one rushing attempt where he lost a single yard.

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