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Danny Summerhill Resigns from UnitedHealthcare Following Handgun Incident

by Ben Andrew
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May 31, 2017 – American rider Danny Summerhill has resigned from the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team after being charged with Reckless Endangerment and Disorderly Conduct. Summerhill has pleaded not guilty to the charges after reportedly firing several shots from his handgun into a hillside while on a training ride on February 21 in Deer Creek Canyon, Colorado.

Summerhill was confronted by residents in the area who identified him through the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team webpage. Summerhill reportedly told police that he was unaware there were homes in the area nor that he violated any laws. According to a report by the Denver Post, Summerhill said he “…had a bad day and needed to vent.”

He resigned from UHC Pro Cycling on Tuesday, according to the team who stated, “Following an internal investigation, we accepted Mr. Summerhill’s resignation from the team, effective immediately. The personal actions of one individual do not represent the values of our dedicated athletes, sponsors or fans, and we offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who may have been impacted.”

Summerhill is a multi-time national champion in cyclocross, and finished second at the 2007 Junior World Cyclocross Championships. More recently, he has won stages of the Tour de Taiwan and Tour of Japan.

Summerhill’s next court appearance in the matter is scheduled for July 12.

Read the full article from The Denver Post here.

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