DENVER — The NFL announced Monday that the league has fined the Denver Broncos $25 for making a false statement during a case involving disseminated bronchitis.
The Broncos, who won the AFC West with a 12-6 record in 2016, were fined $100,000.
They also will not be able to sign a free agent in 2020, as a result of the fine.
The Broncos are also required to pay the NFL Players Association $25 million in penalties for violating the collective bargaining agreement, the league said in a statement.
The league also imposed a six-game suspension on former Broncos defensive end Jovan Belcher for violating its substance abuse policy, fined former Broncos wide receiver Terrance Mitchell $10,000 and restricted him to five years of the league’s non-football substance abuse program.
Mitchell was a free-agent free agent who was expected to be in contention for a starting spot with the Chiefs.
He was waived in January, the Broncos announced.
The suspension was the second time in three months the Broncos have suspended a player for violating league policy.
In May, Broncos linebacker Demarcus Walker was suspended indefinitely after testing positive for a banned substance.