Jack Elway, the son of Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway, was arrested early Saturday on charges of assault and disturbing the peace.

John Albert Elway III, 24, was booked into the Denver jail and was released Saturday on $550 bail, according to jail records.

Elway — a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in 2008 and Arizona State University in 2011 — lives in Newport Beach, Calif., according to his Facebook page.

"This is a personal family matter, and the Broncos will not have any additional comment on it," said Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth.

Contacted by phone, a woman at John Elway's Cherry Hills Village home, who identified herself as Jack's stepmother, declined to comment.

The alleged assault happened at West Colfax Avenue and Lipan Street, according to Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.

The alleged victim, a woman, contacted the Auraria Campus Police Department and told them that Elway was at an address listed to John Elway in Cherry Hills Village, Lopez said.

Cherry Hills police went to the home, and Denver police picked up the younger Elway and took him to the Denver jail.

Harvey Steinberg, Elway's lawyer, declined comment.

Jack Elway received all-state football honors in his senior year at Cherry Creek and was recruited by Arizona State.

Elway left the ASU football team in April 2009 when he was one of five quarterbacks competing for the starting quarterback job.


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"He's just tired of football and wants to do something else with his life," ASU coach Dennis Erickson said at the time. "He made a decision, and we all understand it. He would have played here eventually."

Tom McGhee: 303-954-1671, tmcghee@denverpost.com or twitter.com/dpmcghee

Staff writer Mike Klis contributed to this report.