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Knowshon Moreno pleads guilty to “driving while ability impaired”

Knowshon Moreno,Stephen Nicholas,William Moore

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) has the ball stripped from him by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas (54) as strong safety William Moore (25) watches during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Before Friday, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was facing charges of drunk driving and careless driving arising from a February 1 incident in which he was driving 70 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.

On Friday, Moreno pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of “driving while ability impaired,” according to the Associated Press. He received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and a one-year term of probation.

So now the 2009 first-round pick can focus on his career. Which is good. Because it’s not really going well.

Moreno was a healthy scratch last Sunday against the Falcons. For the season, he has eight carries for 15 yards, one catch for 12 yards, a touchdown, and a lost fumble.