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Broncos place John Bowlen on indefinite leave

The Denver Broncos announced Thursday that they have placed John Bowlen on indefinite leave. Bowlen, an administrative employee of the team, is the son of owner Pat Bowlen.

John Bowlen was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of charges of harassment (an act of domestic violence) and telecommunications crime (an act of domestic violence), according to a Glendale (Colorado) Police Department report obtained by NFL Media. Bowlen was initially held at the Arapahoe County Jail, according to the report.

"We are disappointed to learn of the matter involving John Bowlen, who is a son of Owner Pat Bowlen and an administrative employee with the organization," the team said in a statement. "While this is a personal issue, he is accountable to all club and league conduct policies. As such, John will be placed on an indefinite leave of absence from the organization."

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